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Côte d'Ivoire:
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Population
Definition - World rank and map
18,373,060
note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality, higher death rates, lower population growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected (July 2008 est.)
Population density
Definition - World rank and map
57.8 people per sq. km (July 2008 est.)
Age structure
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0-14 years: 40.4% (male 3,660,057/female 3,767,893)
15-64 years: 56.7% (male 5,233,772/female 5,180,841)
65 years and over: 2.9% (male 253,573/female 276,924) (2008 est.)
Median Age
Definition - World rank and map
total: 19.4 years
male: 19.6 years
female: 19.1 years (2008 est.)
Population growth rate
Definition - World rank and map
1.96% (2008 est.)
Birth rate
Definition - World rank and map
34.26 births/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Death rate
Definition - World rank and map
14.65 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Net migration rate
Definition - World rank and map
NA
Sex ratio
Definition
at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 0.97 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.92 male(s)/female
total population: 0.99 male(s)/female (2008 est.)
Infant mortality rate
Definition - World rank and map
total: 85.71 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 101.96 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 68.98 deaths/1,000 live births (2008 est.)
Life expectancy at birth
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total population: 49.18 years
male: 46.62 years
female: 51.82 years (2008 est.)
Total fertility rate
Definition - World rank and map
4.35 children born/woman (2008 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate
Definition - World rank and map
7% (2003 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS
Definition - World rank and map
570,000 (2003 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths
Definition
47,000 (2003 est.)
Major infectious diseases
Definition
degree of risk: very high
food or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever
vectorborne diseases: malaria and yellow fever
water contact: schistosomiasis
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: Ivoirian(s)
adjective: Ivoirian
Ethnic groups
Definition
Akan 42.1%, Voltaiques or Gur 17.6%, Northern Mandes 16.5%, Krous 11%, Southern Mandes 10%, other 2.8% (includes 130,000 Lebanese and 14,000 French) (1998)
Religions
Definition
Muslim 35-40%, indigenous 25-40%, Christian 20-30% (2001)
note: the majority of foreigners (migratory workers) are Muslim (70%) and Christian (20%)
Languages
Definition
French (official), 60 native dialects with Dioula the most widely spoken
Literacy
Definition
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 48.7%
male: 60.8%
female: 38.6% (2000 est.)


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