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    East Timor People - 2003

      Population: 997,853
      note: other estimates range as low as 800,000 (2002 est.) (July 2003 est.)

      Age structure: NA (2003 est.)

      Median age: total: 19.7 years
      female: 19.6 years (2002)
      male: 19.8 years

      Population growth rate: 2.13% (2003 est.)

      Birth rate: 27.75 births/1,000 population (2003 est.)

      Death rate: 6.41 deaths/1,000 population (2003 est.)

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

      Sex ratio: at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
      under 15 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
      15-64 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 0.97 male(s)/female
      total population: 1.04 male(s)/female (2003 est.)

      Infant mortality rate: total: 50.47 deaths/1,000 live births
      female: 43.55 deaths/1,000 live births (2003 est.)
      male: 57.05 deaths/1,000 live births

      Life expectancy at birth: total population: 65.2 years
      female: 67.55 years (2003 est.)
      male: 62.97 years

      Total fertility rate: 3.79 children born/woman (2003 est.)

      HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate: NA%

      HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS: NA

      HIV/AIDS - deaths: NA

      Nationality: noun: Timorese
      adjective: Timorese

      Ethnic groups: Austronesian (Malayo-Polynesian), Papuan, small Chinese minority

      Religions: Roman Catholic 90%, Muslim 4%, Protestant 3%, Hindu 0.5%, Buddhist, Animist (1992 est.)

      Languages: Tetum (official), Portuguese (official), Indonesian, English
      note: there are about 16 indigenous languages; Tetum, Galole, Mambae, and Kemak are spoken by significant numbers of people

      Literacy: definition: age 15 and over can read and write
      total population: 48% (2001)
      male: NA%
      female: NA%

      NOTE: The information regarding East Timor 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 East Timor People 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

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