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Bangladesh:
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Population
Definition - World rank and map
153,546,901 (July 2008 est.)
Population density
Definition - World rank and map
1,146.6 people per sq. km (July 2008 est.)
Age structure
Definition - World rank and map
0-14 years: 33.4% (male 26,364,370/female 24,859,792)
15-64 years: 63.1% (male 49,412,903/female 47,468,013)
65 years and over: 3.5% (male 2,912,321/female 2,529,502) (2008 est.)
Median Age
Definition - World rank and map
total: 22.8 years
male: 22.8 years
female: 22.9 years (2008 est.)
Population growth rate
Definition - World rank and map
2.022% (2008 est.)
Birth rate
Definition - World rank and map
28.86 births/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Death rate
Definition - World rank and map
8 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Net migration rate
Definition - World rank and map
-0.65 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Sex ratio
Definition
at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 1.15 male(s)/female
total population: 1.05 male(s)/female (2008 est.)
Infant mortality rate
Definition - World rank and map
total: 57.45 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 58.44 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 56.41 deaths/1,000 live births (2008 est.)
Life expectancy at birth
Definition - World rank and map
total population: 63.21 years
male: 63.14 years
female: 63.28 years (2008 est.)
Total fertility rate
Definition - World rank and map
3.08 children born/woman (2008 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate
Definition - World rank and map
less than 0.1% (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS
Definition - World rank and map
13,000 (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths
Definition
650 (2001 est.)
Major infectious diseases
Definition
degree of risk: high
food or waterborne diseases: bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A and E, and typhoid fever
vectorborne diseases: dengue fever and malaria are high risks in some locations
water contact disease: leptospirosis
animal contact disease: rabies
note: highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza has been identified in this country; it poses a negligible risk with extremely rare cases possible among US citizens who have close contact with birds (2008)
Nationality
Definition
noun: Bangladeshi(s)
adjective: Bangladeshi
Ethnic groups
Definition
Bengali 98%, other 2% (includes tribal groups, non-Bengali Muslims) (1998)
Religions
Definition
Muslim 83%, Hindu 16%, other 1% (1998)
Languages
Definition
Bangla (official, also known as Bengali), English
Literacy
Definition
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 43.1%
male: 53.9%
female: 31.8% (2003 est.)


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