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Namibia:
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Population
Definition - World rank and map
2,088,669
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
2.5 people per sq. km (July 2008 est.)
Age structure
Definition - World rank and map
0-14 years: 36.7% (male 386,252/female 379,426)
15-64 years: 59.5% (male 627,752/female 615,241)
65 years and over: 3.8% (male 35,960/female 44,038) (2008 est.)
Median Age
Definition - World rank and map
total: 20.7 years
male: 20.6 years
female: 20.8 years (2008 est.)
Population growth rate
Definition - World rank and map
0.947% (2008 est.)
Birth rate
Definition - World rank and map
23.19 births/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Death rate
Definition - World rank and map
14.07 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Net migration rate
Definition - World rank and map
0.35 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: 1.02 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.82 male(s)/female
total population: 1.01 male(s)/female (2008 est.)
Infant mortality rate
Definition - World rank and map
total: 45.64 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 49.24 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 41.93 deaths/1,000 live births (2008 est.)
Life expectancy at birth
Definition - World rank and map
total population: 49.89 years
male: 50.39 years
female: 49.38 years (2008 est.)
Total fertility rate
Definition - World rank and map
2.81 children born/woman (2008 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate
Definition - World rank and map
21.3% (2003 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS
Definition - World rank and map
210,000 (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths
Definition
16,000 (2003 est.)
Major infectious diseases
Definition
degree of risk: high
food or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever
vectorborne disease: malaria
water contact disease: schistosomiasis (2008)
Nationality
Definition
noun: Namibian(s)
adjective: Namibian
Ethnic groups
Definition
black 87.5%, white 6%, mixed 6.5%
note: about 50% of the population belong to the Ovambo tribe and 9% to the Kavangos tribe; other ethnic groups include Herero 7%, Damara 7%, Nama 5%, Caprivian 4%, Bushmen 3%, Baster 2%, Tswana 0.5%
Religions
Definition
Christian 80% to 90% (Lutheran 50% at least), indigenous beliefs 10% to 20%
Languages
Definition
English 7% (official), Afrikaans common language of most of the population and about 60% of the white population, German 32%, indigenous languages 1% (includes Oshivambo, Herero, Nama)
Literacy
Definition
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 85%
male: 86.8%
female: 83.5% (2001 census)


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