Demographics of French Guiana

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Population: 172,605 (July 2000 est.), 202,000 (January 2006 est.)

Age structure:
0–14 years: 31% (male 27,116; female 25,902)
15–64 years: 64% (male 59,690; female 50,621)
65 years and over: 5% (male 4,694; female 4,582) (2000 est.)

Population growth rate: 1.96% (2006 est.)

Birth rate: 22.44 births/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Death rate: 4.76 deaths/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Net migration rate: 11.59 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

Sex ratio:
at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
15–64 years: 1.18 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 1.02 male(s)/female
total population: 1.13 male(s)/female (2000 est.)

Infant mortality rate: 13.99 deaths/1,000 live births (2000 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 76.1 years
male: 72.77 years
female: 79.6 years (2000 est.)

Total fertility rate: 3.21 children born/woman (2000 est.)

Nationality:
noun: French Guianese (singular and plural)
adjective: French Guianese

Ethnic groups: blacks or mulatto 66%, white or Europeans (mostly are French with a large Portuguese element) 12%, East Indian, Chinese, Amerindian 12%, other 10% (including Hmong refugees from the former French Indochina who have been resettled in French Guiana).

Religions: Christianity: Roman Catholicism, followed by Protestants and Eastern Orthodoxs, estimated total at 80%. The rest belong to other religions: little Muslim community, and some adherents of Hinduism, Buddhism and Judaism.

Languages: French and Guianese Creole French are the most widely spoken languages. There are also several native languages such as Arawak and Carib and Hakka Chinese and Javanese.[1] The official language, like for all overseas departments and territories of France, is French.

Literacy:
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 83%
male: 84%
female: 82% (1982 est.)

References

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