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    Madagascar People 2000

      Population: 15,506,472 (July 2000 est.)

      Age structure:
      0-14 years: 45% (male 3,504,562; female 3,481,056)
      15-64 years: 52% (male 3,964,564; female 4,052,056)
      65 years and over: 3% (male 237,691; female 266,543) (2000 est.)

      Population growth rate: 3.02% (2000 est.)

      Birth rate: 42.92 births/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Death rate: 12.69 deaths/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Net migration rate: 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Sex ratio:
      at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
      under 15 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
      15-64 years: 0.98 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 0.89 male(s)/female
      total population: 0.99 male(s)/female (2000 est.)

      Infant mortality rate: 85.26 deaths/1,000 live births (2000 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth:
      total population: 54.95 years
      male: 52.71 years
      female: 57.26 years (2000 est.)

      Total fertility rate: 5.84 children born/woman (2000 est.)

      Nationality:
      noun: Malagasy (singular and plural)
      adjective: Malagasy

      Ethnic groups: Malayo-Indonesian (Merina and related Betsileo), Cotiers (mixed African, Malayo-Indonesian, and Arab ancestry - Betsimisaraka, Tsimihety, Antaisaka, Sakalava), French, Indian, Creole, Comoran

      Religions: indigenous beliefs 52%, Christian 41%, Muslim 7%

      Languages: French (official), Malagasy (official)

      Literacy:
      definition: age 15 and over can read and write
      total population: 80%
      male: 88%
      female: 73% (1990 est.)

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