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Venezuela:
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Population
Definition - World rank and map
26,414,815 (July 2008 est.)
Population density
Definition - World rank and map
29.9 people per sq. km (July 2008 est.)
Age structure
Definition - World rank and map
0-14 years: 31% (male 4,162,862/female 4,034,044)
15-64 years: 63.8% (male 8,299,266/female 8,562,290)
65 years and over: 5.1% (male 602,725/female 753,628) (2008 est.)
Median Age
Definition - World rank and map
total: 25.2 years
male: 24.6 years
female: 25.8 years (2008 est.)
Population growth rate
Definition - World rank and map
1.498% (2008 est.)
Birth rate
Definition - World rank and map
20.92 births/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Death rate
Definition - World rank and map
5.1 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Net migration rate
Definition - World rank and map
-0.84 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Sex ratio
Definition
at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 0.97 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.8 male(s)/female
total population: 0.98 male(s)/female (2008 est.)
Infant mortality rate
Definition - World rank and map
total: 22.02 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 25.61 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 18.26 deaths/1,000 live births (2008 est.)
Life expectancy at birth
Definition - World rank and map
total population: 73.45 years
male: 70.4 years
female: 76.65 years (2008 est.)
Total fertility rate
Definition - World rank and map
2.52 children born/woman (2008 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate
Definition - World rank and map
0.7%; note - no country specific models provided (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS
Definition - World rank and map
110,000 (1999 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths
Definition
4,100 (2003 est.)
Major infectious diseases
Definition
degree of risk: high
food or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea and hepatitis A
vectorborne disease: dengue fever, malaria, and Venezuelan equine encephalitis (2008)
Nationality
Definition
noun: Venezuelan(s)
adjective: Venezuelan
Ethnic groups
Definition
Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Arab, German, African, indigenous people
Religions
Definition
nominally Roman Catholic 96%, Protestant 2%, other 2%
Languages
Definition
Spanish (official), numerous indigenous dialects
Literacy
Definition
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 93%
male: 93.3%
female: 92.7% (2001 census)


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