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Cape Verde:
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Population
Definition - World rank and map
426,998 (July 2008 est.)
Population density
Definition - World rank and map
105.9 people per sq. km (July 2008 est.)
Age structure
Definition - World rank and map
0-14 years: 36.1% (male 77,533/female 76,489)
15-64 years: 57.4% (male 120,208/female 125,009)
65 years and over: 6.5% (male 10,226/female 17,533) (2008 est.)
Median Age
Definition - World rank and map
total: 20.6 years
male: 19.9 years
female: 21.5 years (2008 est.)
Population growth rate
Definition - World rank and map
0.595% (2008 est.)
Birth rate
Definition - World rank and map
23.95 births/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Death rate
Definition - World rank and map
6.26 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Net migration rate
Definition - World rank and map
-11.74 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Sex ratio
Definition
at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 0.96 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.58 male(s)/female
total population: 0.95 male(s)/female (2008 est.)
Infant mortality rate
Definition - World rank and map
total: 42.55 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 48.66 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 36.25 deaths/1,000 live births (2008 est.)
Life expectancy at birth
Definition - World rank and map
total population: 71.33 years
male: 67.99 years
female: 74.76 years (2008 est.)
Total fertility rate
Definition - World rank and map
3.17 children born/woman (2008 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate
Definition - World rank and map
0.035% (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS
Definition - World rank and map
775 (2001)
HIV/AIDS - deaths
Definition
225 (as of 2001)
Nationality
Definition
noun: Cape Verdean(s)
adjective: Cape Verdean
Ethnic groups
Definition
Creole (mulatto) 71%, African 28%, European 1%
Religions
Definition
Roman Catholic (infused with indigenous beliefs), Protestant (mostly Church of the Nazarene)
Languages
Definition
Portuguese, Crioulo (a blend of Portuguese and West African words)
Literacy
Definition
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 76.6%
male: 85.8%
female: 69.2% (2003 est.)


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