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    Maldives People - 2002
    http://www.greekorthodoxchurch.org/wfb2002/maldives/maldives_people.html
    SOURCE: 2002 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Population 320,165 (July 2002 est.)

      Age structure
      0-14 years: 45.3% (male 74,493; female 70,394)
      15-64 years: 51.7% (male 84,548; female 81,092)
      65 years and over: 3% (male 4,944; female 4,694) (2002 est.)

      Population growth rate 2.95% (2002 est.)

      Birth rate 37.41 births/1,000 population (2002 est.)

      Death rate 7.86 deaths/1,000 population (2002 est.)

      Net migration rate 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2002 est.)

      Sex ratio
      at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
      under 15 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
      15-64 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 1.05 male(s)/female
      total population: 1.05 male(s)/female (2002 est.)

      Infant mortality rate 61.93 deaths/1,000 live births (2002 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth
      total population: 62.93 years
      female: 64.2 years (2002 est.)
      male: 61.72 years

      Total fertility rate 5.38 children born/woman (2002 est.)

      HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate 0.05% (1999 est.)

      HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS NA

      HIV/AIDS - deaths NA

      Nationality
      noun: Maldivian(s)
      adjective: Maldivian

      Ethnic groups South Indians, Sinhalese, Arabs

      Religions Sunni Muslim

      Languages Maldivian Dhivehi (dialect of Sinhala, script derived from Arabic), English spoken by most government officials

      Literacy
      definition: age 15 and over can read and write
      total population: 93.2%
      male: 93.3%
      female: 93% (1995 est.)

      NOTE: The information regarding Maldives on this page is re-published from the 2002 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Maldives People 2002 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Maldives People 2002 should be addressed to the CIA.

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