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    Venezuela People 2000

      Population: 23,542,649 (July 2000 est.)

      Age structure:
      0-14 years: 33% (male 3,967,544; female 3,721,658)
      15-64 years: 63% (male 7,406,086; female 7,355,923)
      65 years and over: 4% (male 499,102; female 592,336) (2000 est.)

      Population growth rate: 1.6% (2000 est.)

      Birth rate: 21.09 births/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Death rate: 4.94 deaths/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Net migration rate: -0.19 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Sex ratio:
      at birth: 1.08 male(s)/female
      under 15 years: 1.07 male(s)/female
      15-64 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 0.84 male(s)/female
      total population: 1.02 male(s)/female (2000 est.)

      Infant mortality rate: 26.17 deaths/1,000 live births (2000 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth:
      total population: 73.07 years
      male: 70.05 years
      female: 76.31 years (2000 est.)

      Total fertility rate: 2.51 children born/woman (2000 est.)

      Nationality:
      noun: Venezuelan(s)
      adjective: Venezuelan

      Ethnic groups: Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Arab, German, African, indigenous people

      Religions: nominally Roman Catholic 96%, Protestant 2%

      Languages: Spanish (official), numerous indigenous dialects

      Literacy:
      definition: age 15 and over can read and write
      total population: 91.1%
      male: 91.8%
      female: 90.3% (1995 est.)

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