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    United Arab Emirates People 2000

      Population: 2,369,153
      note: includes 1,576,472 non-nationals (July 2000 est.)

      Age structure:
      0-14 years: 30% (male 359,134; female 345,518)
      15-64 years: 68% (male 1,029,898; female 582,783)
      65 years and over: 2% (male 35,928; female 15,892) (2000 est.)

      Population growth rate: 1.61% (2000 est.)

      Birth rate: 18 births/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Death rate: 3.68 deaths/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Net migration rate: 1.82 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: 1.77 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 2.26 male(s)/female
      total population: 1.51 male(s)/female (2000 est.)

      Infant mortality rate: 17.17 deaths/1,000 live births (2000 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth:
      total population: 74.06 years
      male: 71.64 years
      female: 76.61 years (2000 est.)

      Total fertility rate: 3.29 children born/woman (2000 est.)

      Nationality:
      noun: Emirian(s)
      adjective: Emirian

      Ethnic groups: Emiri 19%, other Arab and Iranian 23%, South Asian 50%, other expatriates (includes Westerners and East Asians) 8% (1982)
      note: less than 20% are UAE citizens (1982)

      Religions: Muslim 96% (Shi'a 16%), Christian, Hindu, and other 4%

      Languages: Arabic (official), Persian, English, Hindi, Urdu

      Literacy:
      definition: age 15 and over can read and write
      total population: 79.2%
      male: 78.9%
      female: 79.8% (1995 est.)

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