Demographics of Mauritania

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This article is about the demographic features of the population of Mauritania, including population density, ethnicity, education level, health of the populace, economic status, religious affiliations and other aspects of the population.

CIA World Factbook demographic statistics

The following demographic statistics are from the CIA World Factbook, unless otherwise indicated.

Population: 3,777,876 (July 2006 est.)

Age structure:

    • 0-15 years: 45.6% (male 726,376/female 723,013)
    • 15-64 years: 52.2% (male 818,408/female 839,832)
    • 65 years and over: 2.2% (male 28,042/female 41,717) (2006 est.)

Median age: total: 17 years male: 16.8 years female: 17.3 years (2006 est.)

Population growth rate: 2.88% (2006 est.)

Birth rate: 40.99 births/1,000 population (2006 est.)

Death rate: 12.16 deaths/1,000 population (2006 est.)

Net migration rate: 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2006 est.)

Sex ratio: at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female under 15 years: 1.01 male(s)/female 15-64 years: 0.97 male(s)/female 65 years and over: 0.67 male(s)/female total population: 0.98 male(s)/female (2006 est.)

Infant mortality rate total: 69.48 deaths/1,000 live births male: 72.44 deaths/1,000 live births female: 66.43 deaths/1,000 live births (2006 est.)

Life expectancy at birth: total population: 53.12 years male: 50.88 years female: 55.42 years (2006 est.)

Total fertility rate: 5.86 children born/woman (2006 est.) 0.6% (2003 est.)

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS: 9,500 (2003 est.)

HIV/AIDS - deaths: less than 500 (2003 est.)

Nationality: noun: Mauritanian(s) adjective: Mauritanian

Ethnic groups: mixed Moor/black 40%, Moor 30%, black 29%, French 1%

Religions: Muslim 99% Christian 1%

Languages: Arabic (official), Pulaar, Soninke, French, Hassaniya, Wolof

Literacy: definition: age 15 and over can read and write total population: 41.7% male: 51.8% female: 31.9% (2003 est.)

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