Burkino Population

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BURKINA FASO

Most of Burkina's people are concentrated in the south and center of the country, sometimes exceeding 48 per square kilometer (125/sq. mi.). This population density, high for Africa, causes annual migrations of hundreds of thousands of Burkinabe to Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana for seasonal agricultural work. A plurality of Burkinabe adhere to traditional African religions. The introduction of Islam to Burkina Faso was initially resisted by the Mossi rulers. Christians, predominantly Catholics, are largely concentrated among the urban elite.
POPULATION GRAPH
Population:

12,603,185
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 and death rates, lower population and growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected (July 2002 est.)
Age structure:

0-14 years: 47.3% (male 3,007,675; female 2,960,697)
15-64 years: 49.8% (male 3,000,411; female 3,271,594)
65 years and over: 2.9% (male 151,976; female 210,832) (2002 est.)
Population growth rate:

2.64% (2002 est.)
Birth rate:

44.34 births/1,000 population (2002 est.)
Death rate:

17.07 deaths/1,000 population (2002 est.)
Net migration rate:

-0.84 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2002 est.)
Sex ratio:

at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 0.92 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.72 male(s)/female
total population: 0.96 male(s)/female (2002 est.)
Infant mortality rate:

105.3 deaths/1,000 live births (2002 est.)
Life expectancy at birth:

total population: 46.11 years
female: 46.78 years (2002 est.)
male: 45.45 years
Total fertility rate:

6.26 children born/woman (2002 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:

6.44% (1999 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:

350,000 (1999 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths:

43,000 (1999 est.)
Nationality:

noun: Burkinabe (singular and plural)
adjective: Burkinabe
Ethnic groups:

Mossi over 40%, Gurunsi, Senufo, Lobi, Bobo, Mande, Fulani
Religions:

indigenous beliefs 40%, Muslim 50%, Christian (mainly Roman Catholic) 10%
Languages:

French (official), native African languages belonging to Sudanic family spoken by 90% of the population
Literacy:

definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 36% (2001)
male: NA%
female: NA%