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Colombia:
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Population
Definition - World rank and map
45,013,674 (July 2008 est.)
Population density
Definition - World rank and map
43.3 people per sq. km (July 2008 est.)
Age structure
Definition - World rank and map
0-14 years: 29.4% (male 6,688,530/female 6,531,768)
15-64 years: 65.1% (male 14,292,647/female 15,017,204)
65 years and over: 5.5% (male 1,072,644/female 1,410,881) (2008 est.)
Median Age
Definition - World rank and map
total: 26.8 years
male: 25.9 years
female: 27.8 years (2008 est.)
Population growth rate
Definition - World rank and map
1.405% (2008 est.)
Birth rate
Definition - World rank and map
19.86 births/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Death rate
Definition - World rank and map
5.54 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Net migration rate
Definition - World rank and map
-0.28 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Sex ratio
Definition
at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 0.95 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.76 male(s)/female
total population: 0.96 male(s)/female (2008 est.)
Infant mortality rate
Definition - World rank and map
total: 19.51 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 23.18 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 15.7 deaths/1,000 live births (2008 est.)
Life expectancy at birth
Definition - World rank and map
total population: 72.54 years
male: 68.71 years
female: 76.5 years (2008 est.)
Total fertility rate
Definition - World rank and map
2.49 children born/woman (2008 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate
Definition - World rank and map
0.7% (2003 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS
Definition - World rank and map
190,000 (2003 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths
Definition
3,600 (2003 est.)
Major infectious diseases
Definition
degree of risk: high
food or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A
vectorborne diseases: dengue fever, malaria, and yellow fever
water contact disease: leptospirosis (2008)
Nationality
Definition
noun: Colombian(s)
adjective: Colombian
Ethnic groups
Definition
mestizo 58%, white 20%, mulatto 14%, black 4%, mixed black-Amerindian 3%, Amerindian 1%
Religions
Definition
Roman Catholic 90%, other 10%
Languages
Definition
Spanish
Literacy
Definition
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 92.8%
male: 92.9%
female: 92.7% (2004 est.)


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