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    Guadeloupe People 2000

      Population: 426,493 (July 2000 est.)

      Age structure:
      0-14 years: 25% (male 54,603; female 52,339)
      15-64 years: 66% (male 139,640; female 142,706)
      65 years and over: 9% (male 15,647; female 21,558) (2000 est.)

      Population growth rate: 1.11% (2000 est.)

      Birth rate: 17.25 births/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Death rate: 6.01 deaths/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Net migration rate: -0.15 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Sex ratio:
      at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
      under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
      15-64 years: 0.98 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 0.73 male(s)/female
      total population: 0.97 male(s)/female (2000 est.)

      Infant mortality rate: 9.77 deaths/1,000 live births (2000 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth:
      total population: 76.99 years
      male: 73.82 years
      female: 80.3 years (2000 est.)

      Total fertility rate: 1.93 children born/woman (2000 est.)

      Nationality:
      noun: Guadeloupian(s)
      adjective: Guadeloupe

      Ethnic groups: black or mulatto 90%, white 5%, East Indian, Lebanese, Chinese less than 5%

      Religions: Roman Catholic 95%, Hindu and pagan African 4%, Protestant 1%

      Languages: French (official) 99%, Creole patois

      Literacy:
      definition: age 15 and over can read and write
      total population: 90%
      male: 90%
      female: 90% (1982 est.)

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