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    Peru People - 2002
    http://www.greekorthodoxchurch.org/wfb2002/peru/peru_people.html
    SOURCE: 2002 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Population 27,949,639 (July 2002 est.)

      Age structure
      0-14 years: 34% (male 4,820,892; female 4,671,205)
      15-64 years: 61.1% (male 8,598,328; female 8,492,830)
      65 years and over: 4.9% (male 627,601; female 738,783) (2002 est.)

      Population growth rate 1.66% (2002 est.)

      Birth rate 23.36 births/1,000 population (2002 est.)

      Death rate 5.74 deaths/1,000 population (2002 est.)

      Net migration rate -1.05 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2002 est.)

      Sex ratio
      at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
      under 15 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
      15-64 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 0.85 male(s)/female
      total population: 1.01 male(s)/female (2002 est.)

      Infant mortality rate 38.18 deaths/1,000 live births (2002 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth
      total population: 70.59 years
      female: 73.12 years (2002 est.)
      male: 68.18 years

      Total fertility rate 2.89 children born/woman (2002 est.)

      HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate 0.35% (1999 est.)

      HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS 48,000 (1999 est.)

      HIV/AIDS - deaths 4,100 (1999 est.)

      Nationality
      noun: Peruvian(s)
      adjective: Peruvian

      Ethnic groups Amerindian 45%, mestizo (mixed Amerindian and white) 37%, white 15%, black, Japanese, Chinese, and other 3%

      Religions Roman Catholic 90%

      Languages Spanish (official), Quechua (official), Aymara

      Literacy
      definition: age 15 and over can read and write
      total population: 88.3%
      male: 94.5%
      female: 83% (1995 est.)

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

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