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Brazil


    • Population:
      160,737,489 (July 1995 est.)

    • Age structure:

        0-14 years:
        31% (female 24,641,868; male 25,515,775)

        15-64 years:
        64% (female 51,966,272; male 51,254,165)

        65 years and over:
        5% (female 4,393,530; male 2,965,879) (July 1995 est.)

    • Population growth rate:
      1.22% (1995 est.)

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

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

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

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

    • Life expectancy at birth:

        total population:
        61.82 years

        male:
        56.57 years

        female:
        67.32 years (1995 est.)

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

    • Nationality:

        noun:
        Brazilian(s)

        adjective:
        Brazilian

    • Ethnic divisions:
      Caucasion (includes Portuguese, German, Italian, Spanish, Polish) 55%, mixed Caucasion and African 38%, African 6%, other (includes Japanese, Arab, Amerindian) 1%

    • Religions:
      Roman Catholic (nominal) 70%

    • Languages:
      Portuguese (official), Spanish, English, French

    • Literacy:
      age 15 and over can read and write (1991)

        total population:
        80%

        male:
        80%

        female:
        80%

    • Labor force:
      57 million (1989 est.)

        by occupation:
        services 42%, agriculture 31%, industry 27%






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