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    Namibia People - 2002
    http://www.greekorthodoxchurch.org/wfb2002/namibia/namibia_people.html
    SOURCE: 2002 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Population 1,820,916
      note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality and death rates, lower population and growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected (July 2002 est.)

      Age structure
      0-14 years: 42.6% (male 392,706; female 382,690)
      15-64 years: 53.7% (male 490,151; female 488,052)
      65 years and over: 3.7% (male 29,345; female 37,972) (2002 est.)

      Population growth rate 1.19% (2002 est.)

      Birth rate 34.17 births/1,000 population (2002 est.)

      Death rate 22.28 deaths/1,000 population (2002 est.)

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

      Sex ratio
      at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
      under 15 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
      15-64 years: 1 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 0.77 male(s)/female
      total population: 1 male(s)/female (2002 est.)

      Infant mortality rate 72.43 deaths/1,000 live births (2002 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth
      total population: 38.97 years
      female: 37.07 years (2002 est.)
      male: 40.81 years

      Total fertility rate 4.77 children born/woman (2002 est.)

      HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate 19.54% (1999 est.)

      HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS 160,000 (1999 est.)

      HIV/AIDS - deaths 18,000 (1999 est.)

      Nationality
      noun: Namibian(s)
      adjective: Namibian

      Ethnic groups black 87.5%, white 6%, mixed 6.5%
      note: about 50% of the population belong to the Ovambo tribe and 9% to the Kavangos tribe; other ethnic groups are: Herero 7%, Damara 7%, Nama 5%, Caprivian 4%, Bushmen 3%, Baster 2%, Tswana 0.5%

      Religions Christian 80% to 90% (Lutheran 50% at least), indigenous beliefs 10% to 20%

      Languages English 7% (official), Afrikaans common language of most of the population and about 60% of the white population, German 32%, indigenous languages: Oshivambo, Herero, Nama

      Literacy
      definition: age 15 and over can read and write
      total population: 38%
      male: 45%
      female: 31% (1960 est.)

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

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