Djibouti Population  

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DJIBOUTI

More than half of the Republic of Djibouti's 560,000 inhabitants live in the capital city. The indigenous population is divided between the majority Somalis (predominantly of the Issa tribe, with minority Issak and Gadaboursi representation) and the Afars (Danakils). All are Cushitic-speaking peoples, and nearly all are Muslim.
POPULATION GRAPH
Population:
472,810 (July 2002 est.)
Age structure:
0-14 years: 42.6% (male 100,903; female 100,420)
15-64 years: 54.5% (male 135,409; female 122,209)
65 years and over: 2.9% (male 7,220; female 6,649) (2002 est.)
Population growth rate:
2.59% (2002 est.)
Birth rate:
40.33 births/1,000 population (2002 est.)
Death rate:
14.43 deaths/1,000 population (2002 est.)
Net migration rate:
0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2002 est.)
Sex ratio:
at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1.11 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 1.09 male(s)/female
total population: 1.06 male(s)/female (2002 est.)
Infant mortality rate:
99.7 deaths/1,000 live births (2002 est.)
Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 51.6 years
female: 53.52 years (2002 est.)
male: 49.73 years
Total fertility rate:
5.64 children born/woman (2002 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
11.75% (1999 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
37,000 (1999 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths:
4,400 (2002 est.)
Nationality:
noun: Djiboutian(s)
adjective: Djiboutian
Ethnic groups:
Somali 60%, Afar 35%, French, Arab, Ethiopian, and Italian 5%
Religions:
Muslim 94%, Christian 6%
Languages:
French (official), Arabic (official), Somali, Afar
Literacy:
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 46.2%
male: 60.3%
female: 32.7% (1995 est.)