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Bhutan


    • Population:
      1,780,638 (July 1995 est.)

        note:
        other estimates range as low as 600,000

    • Age structure:

        0-14 years:
        40% (female 342,276; male 368,916)

        15-64 years:
        56% (female 486,258; male 513,560)

        65 years and over:
        4% (female 34,215; male 35,413) (July 1995 est.)

    • Population growth rate:
      2.34% (1995 est.)

    • Birth rate:
      39.02 births/1,000 population (1995 est.)

    • Death rate:
      15.61 deaths/1,000 population (1995 est.)

    • Net migration rate:
      0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1995 est.)

    • Infant mortality rate:
      118.6 deaths/1,000 live births (1995 est.)

    • Life expectancy at birth:

        total population:
        51.03 years

        male:
        51.56 years

        female:
        50.48 years (1995 est.)

    • Total fertility rate:
      5.39 children born/woman (1995 est.)

    • Nationality:

        noun:
        Bhutanese (singular and plural)

        adjective:
        Bhutanese

    • Ethnic divisions:
      Bhote 50%, ethnic Nepalese 35%, indigenous or migrant tribes 15%

    • Religions:
      Lamaistic Buddhism 75%, Indian- and Nepalese-influenced Hinduism 25%

    • Languages:
      Dzongkha (official), Bhotes speak various Tibetan dialects; Nepalese speak various Nepalese dialects

    • Literacy:
      NA%

    • Labor force:
      NA

        by occupation:
        agriculture 93%, services 5%, industry and commerce 2%

        note:
        massive lack of skilled labor






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