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COLOMBIA

In late 1980s, mestizos constituted approximately 50% of population; whites 25%; mulattoes and zambos (black-Indian mix) 20%; blacks 4%; and Indians 1%. The official language of the country is Spanish.
POPULATION GRAPH
Population:
41,008,227 (July 2002 est.)
Age structure:
0-14 years: 31.6% (male 6,552,961; female 6,399,666)
15-64 years: 63.6% (male 12,694,293; female 13,375,425)
65 years and over: 4.8% (male 886,921; female 1,098,961) (2002 est.)
Population growth rate:
1.6% (2002 est.)
Birth rate:
21.99 births/1,000 population (2002 est.)
Death rate:
5.66 deaths/1,000 population (2002 est.)
Net migration rate:
-0.32 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: 0.95 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.81 male(s)/female
total population: 0.97 male(s)/female (2002 est.)
Infant mortality rate:
23.21 deaths/1,000 live births (2002 est.)
Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 70.85 years
female: 74.83 years (2002 est.)
male: 67 years
Total fertility rate:
2.64 children born/woman (2002 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
0.31% (1999 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
71,000 (1999 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths:
1,700 (1999 est.)
Nationality:
noun: Colombian(s)
adjective: Colombian
Ethnic groups:
mestizo 58%, white 20%, mulatto 14%, black 4%, mixed black-Amerindian 3%, Amerindian 1%
Religions:
Roman Catholic 90%
Languages:
Spanish
Literacy:
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 91.3%
male: 91.2%
female: 91.4% (1995 est.)