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    Togo People - 2003

      Population: 5,429,299
      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 2003 est.)

      Age structure: 0-14 years: 44.5% (male 1,211,252; female 1,203,564)
      15-64 years: 53% (male 1,404,763; female 1,473,360)
      65 years and over: 2.5% (male 57,535; female 78,825) (2003 est.)

      Median age: total: 17.3 years
      male: 16.9 years
      female: 17.7 years (2002)

      Population growth rate: 2.37% (2003 est.)

      Birth rate: 35.23 births/1,000 population (2003 est.)

      Death rate: 11.51 deaths/1,000 population (2003 est.)

      Net migration rate: 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2003 est.)

      Sex ratio: at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
      under 15 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
      15-64 years: 0.95 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 0.73 male(s)/female
      total population: 0.97 male(s)/female (2003 est.)

      Infant mortality rate: total: 68.73 deaths/1,000 live births
      female: 60.65 deaths/1,000 live births (2003 est.)
      male: 76.58 deaths/1,000 live births

      Life expectancy at birth: total population: 53.43 years
      male: 51.47 years
      female: 55.45 years (2003 est.)

      Total fertility rate: 4.97 children born/woman (2003 est.)

      HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate: 6% (2001 est.)

      HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS: 150,000 (2001 est.)

      HIV/AIDS - deaths: 12,000 (2001 est.)

      Nationality: noun: Togolese (singular and plural)
      adjective: Togolese

      Ethnic groups: native African (37 tribes; largest and most important are Ewe, Mina, and Kabre) 99%, European and Syrian-Lebanese less than 1%

      Religions: indigenous beliefs 51%, Christian 29%, Muslim 20%

      Languages: French (official and the language of commerce), Ewe and Mina (the two major African languages in the south), Kabye (sometimes spelled Kabiye) and Dagomba (the two major African languages in the north)

      Literacy: definition: age 15 and over can read and write
      total population: 60.9%
      male: 75.4%
      female: 46.9% (2003 est.)

      NOTE: The information regarding Togo on this page is re-published from the 2003 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea Geography 2003 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Togo People 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

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