Nicaragua



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Nicaragua People 2001


Population: 4,918,393 (July 2001 est.)
Age structure: 0-14 years:  38.98% (male 976,087; female 941,141) 15-64 years:  58.08% (male 1,418,555; female 1,438,096) 65 years and over:  2.94% (male 62,963; female 81,551) (2001 est.)
Population growth rate: 2.15% (2001 est.)
Birth rate: 27.64 births/1,000 population (2001 est.)
Death rate: 4.82 deaths/1,000 population (2001 est.)
Net migration rate: -1.33 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2001 est.)
Sex ratio: at birth:  1.05 male(s)/female under 15 years:  1.04 male(s)/female 15-64 years:  0.99 male(s)/female 65 years and over:  0.77 male(s)/female total population:  1 male(s)/female (2001 est.)
Infant mortality rate: 33.66 deaths/1,000 live births (2001 est.)
Life expectancy at birth: total population:  69.05 years male:  67.1 years female:  71.11 years (2001 est.)
Total fertility rate: 3.18 children born/woman (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate: 0.2% (1999 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS: 4,900 (1999 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths: 360 (1999 est.)
Nationality: noun:  Nicaraguan(s) adjective:  Nicaraguan
Ethnic groups: mestizo (mixed Amerindian and white) 69%, white 17%, black 9%, Amerindian 5%
Religions: Roman Catholic 85%, Protestant
Languages: Spanish (official) note:  English and indigenous languages on Atlantic coast
Literacy: definition:  age 15 and over can read and write total population:  65.7% male:  64.6% female:  66.6% (1995 est.)

NOTE: The information regarding Nicaragua on this page is re-published from the 2001 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Nicaragua People 2001 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Nicaragua People 2001 should be addressed to the CIA.