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Burkina


    • Population:
      10,422,828 (July 1995 est.)

    • Age structure:

        0-14 years:
        48% (female 2,488,662; male 2,517,245)

        15-64 years:
        49% (female 2,707,601; male 2,378,957)

        65 years and over:
        3% (female 184,578; male 145,785) (July 1995 est.)

    • Population growth rate:
      2.79% (1995 est.)

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

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

    • Net migration rate:
      -1.9 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1995 est.)

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

    • Life expectancy at birth:

        total population:
        46.6 years

        male:
        45.71 years

        female:
        47.51 years (1995 est.)

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

    • Nationality:

        noun:
        Burkinabe (singular and plural)

        adjective:
        Burkinabe

    • Ethnic divisions:
      Mossi (about 2.5 million), Gurunsi, Senufo, Lobi, Bobo, Mande, Fulani

    • Religions:
      indigenous beliefs 40%, Muslim 50%, Christian (mainly Roman Catholic) 10%

    • Languages:
      French (official), tribal languages belonging to Sudanic family, spoken by 90% of the population

    • Literacy:
      age 15 and over can read and write (1990 est.)

        total population:
        18%

        male:
        28%

        female:
        9%

    • Labor force:
      NA (most adults are employed in subsistance agriculture)

        by occupation:
        agriculture 80%, industry 15%, commerce, services, and government 5%

        note:
        20% of male labor force migrates annually to neighboring countries for seasonal employment (1984)






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