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Maldives:
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Population
Definition - World rank and map
379,174 (July 2008 est.)
Population density
Definition - World rank and map
1,263.9 people per sq. km (July 2008 est.)
Age structure
Definition - World rank and map
0-14 years: 42.4% (male 82,616/female 78,165)
15-64 years: 54.5% (male 105,465/female 101,115)
65 years and over: 3.1% (male 5,753/female 6,060) (2008 est.)
Median Age
Definition - World rank and map
total: 18.3 years
male: 18.2 years
female: 18.4 years (2008 est.)
Population growth rate
Definition - World rank and map
2.69% (2008 est.)
Birth rate
Definition - World rank and map
33.61 births/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Death rate
Definition - World rank and map
6.71 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Net migration rate
Definition - World rank and map
NA
Sex ratio
Definition
at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.95 male(s)/female
total population: 1.05 male(s)/female (2008 est.)
Infant mortality rate
Definition - World rank and map
total: 51.62 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 50.78 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 52.5 deaths/1,000 live births (2008 est.)
Life expectancy at birth
Definition - World rank and map
total population: 65.12 years
male: 63.73 years
female: 66.58 years (2008 est.)
Total fertility rate
Definition - World rank and map
4.66 children born/woman (2008 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate
Definition - World rank and map
0.1% (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS
Definition - World rank and map
fewer than 100 (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths
Definition
NA
Nationality
Definition
noun: Maldivian(s)
adjective: Maldivian
Ethnic groups
Definition
South Indians, Sinhalese, Arabs
Religions
Definition
Sunni Muslim
Languages
Definition
Maldivian Dhivehi (dialect of Sinhala, script derived from Arabic), English spoken by most government officials
Literacy
Definition
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 96.3%
male: 96.2%
female: 96.4% (2000 census)


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