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    Sri Lanka People - 2003
    https://theodora.com/wfb2003/sri_lanka/sri_lanka_people.html
    SOURCE: 2003 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Population: 19,742,439 (2003 est.)
      note: since the outbreak of hostilities between the government and armed Tamil separatists in the mid-1980s, several hundred thousand Tamil civilians have fled the island; as of yearend 2000, approximately 65,000 were housed in 131 refugee camps in south India, another 40,000 lived outside the Indian camps, and more than 200,000 Tamils have sought refuge in the West (July 2003 est.)


      Age structure: 0-14 years: 25.2% (male 2,543,336; female 2,431,223)
      15-64 years: 67.9% (male 6,518,145; female 6,890,424)
      65 years and over: 6.9% (male 641,708; female 717,603) (2003 est.)


      Median age: total: 28.7 years
      male: 27.7 years
      female: 29.7 years (2002)


      Population growth rate: 0.83% (2003 est.)


      Birth rate: 16.12 births/1,000 population (2003 est.)


      Death rate: 6.46 deaths/1,000 population (2003 est.)


      Net migration rate: -1.35 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2003 est.)


      Sex ratio: at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
      under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
      15-64 years: 0.95 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 0.89 male(s)/female
      total population: 0.97 male(s)/female (2003 est.)


      Infant mortality rate: total: 15.22 deaths/1,000 live births
      female: 13.92 deaths/1,000 live births (2003 est.)
      male: 16.45 deaths/1,000 live births


      Life expectancy at birth: total population: 72.62 years
      male: 70.09 years
      female: 75.29 years (2003 est.)


      Total fertility rate: 1.9 children born/woman (2003 est.)


      HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate: less than 0.1% (2001 est.)


      HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS: 4,800 (2001 est.)


      HIV/AIDS - deaths: 250 (2001 est.)


      Nationality: noun: Sri Lankan(s)
      adjective: Sri Lankan


      Ethnic groups: Sinhalese 74%, Tamil 18%, Moor 7%, Burgher, Malay, and Vedda 1%


      Religions: Buddhist 70%, Hindu 15%, Christian 8%, Muslim 7% (1999)


      Languages: Sinhala (official and national language) 74%, Tamil (national language) 18%, other 8%
      note: English is commonly used in government and is spoken competently by about 10% of the population


      Literacy: definition: age 15 and over can read and write
      total population: 92.3%
      male: 94.8%
      female: 90% (2003 est.)


      NOTE: The information regarding Sri Lanka 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 Sri Lanka People 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

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