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    East Timor People - 2002

      Population 952,618 (July 2002 est.)
      note: other estimates range as low as 800,000 (2002 est.)

      Age structure NA

      Population growth rate 7.26% (2002 est.)

      Birth rate 28.07 births/1,000 population (2002 est.)

      Death rate 6.52 deaths/1,000 population (2002 est.)

      Net migration rate 51.07 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2002 est.)

      Sex ratio NA

      Infant mortality rate 51.99 deaths/1,000 live births (2002 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth
      total population: 64.85 years
      male: 62.64 years
      female: 67.17 years (2002 est.)

      Total fertility rate 3.88 children born/woman (2002 est.)

      HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate NA

      HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS NA

      HIV/AIDS - deaths NA

      noun: Timorese
      adjective: Timorese

      Ethnic groups Austronesian (Malayo-Polynesian), Papuan, small Chinese minority

      Religions Roman Catholic 90%, Muslim 4%, Protestant 3%, Hindu 0.5%, Buddhist, Animist (1992 est.)

      Languages Tetum (official), Portuguese (official), Indonesian, English
      note: there are a total of about 16 indigenous languages, of which Tetum, Galole, Mambae, and Kemak are spoken by significant numbers of people

      definition: age 15 and over can read and write
      total population: 48% (2001)
      male: NA%
      female: NA%

      NOTE: The information regarding East Timor 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 East Timor People 2002 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about East Timor People 2002 should be addressed to the CIA.

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