Colombia



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Colombia People 2008


Population: 45,013,672 (July 2008 est.)
Age structure: 0-14 years: 29.4% (male 6,688,530/female 6,531,768) 15-64 years: 65.1% (male 14,292,647/female 15,017,204) 65 years and over: 5.5% (male 1,072,644/female 1,410,881) (2008 est.)
Median age: total: 26.8 years male: 25.9 years female: 27.8 years (2008 est.)
Population growth rate: 1.405% (2008 est.)
Birth rate: 19.86 births/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Death rate: 5.54 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Net migration rate: -0.28 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Sex ratio: at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female under 15 years: 1.02 male(s)/female 15-64 years: 0.95 male(s)/female 65 years and over: 0.76 male(s)/female total population: 0.96 male(s)/female (2008 est.)
Infant mortality rate: total: 19.51 deaths/1,000 live births male: 23.18 deaths/1,000 live births female: 15.7 deaths/1,000 live births (2008 est.)
Life expectancy at birth: total population: 72.54 years male: 68.71 years female: 76.5 years (2008 est.)
Total fertility rate: 2.49 children born/woman (2008 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate: 0.7% (2003 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS: 190,000 (2003 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths: 3,600 (2003 est.)
Major infectious diseases: degree of risk: high food or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A vectorborne diseases: dengue fever, malaria, and yellow fever water contact disease: leptospirosis (2008)
Nationality: noun: Colombian(s) adjective: Colombian
Ethnic groups: mestizo 58%, white 20%, mulatto 14%, black 4%, mixed black-Amerindian 3%, Amerindian 1%
Religions: Roman Catholic 90%, other 10%
Languages: Spanish
Literacy: definition: age 15 and over can read and write total population: 92.8% male: 92.9% female: 92.7% (2004 est.)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education): total: 12 years male: 12 years female: 13 years (2006)
Education expenditures: 4.7% of GDP (2006)

NOTE: The information regarding Colombia on this page is re-published from the 2008 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Colombia People 2008 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Colombia People 2008 should be addressed to the CIA.