Madagascar



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Madagascar People 2001


Population: 15,982,563 (July 2001 est.)
Age structure: 0-14 years:  45.02% (male 3,607,803; female 3,587,532) 15-64 years:  51.77% (male 4,093,720; female 4,180,430) 65 years and over:  3.21% (male 239,839; female 273,239) (2001 est.)
Population growth rate: 3.02% (2001 est.)
Birth rate: 42.66 births/1,000 population (2001 est.)
Death rate: 12.42 deaths/1,000 population (2001 est.)
Net migration rate: 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2001 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:  0.88 male(s)/female total population:  0.99 male(s)/female (2001 est.)
Infant mortality rate: 83.58 deaths/1,000 live births (2001 est.)
Life expectancy at birth: total population:  55.35 years male:  53.08 years female:  57.68 years (2001 est.)
Total fertility rate: 5.8 children born/woman (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate: 0.15% (1999 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS: 11,000 (1999 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths: 870 (1999 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.)

NOTE: The information regarding Madagascar 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 Madagascar People 2001 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Madagascar People 2001 should be addressed to the CIA.