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    India People - 2006
    https://theodora.com/wfbcurrent/india/india_people.html
    SOURCE: 2006 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Population:
      1,095,351,995 (July 2006 est.)

      Age structure:
      0-14 years: 30.8% (male 173,478,760/female 163,852,827)
      15-64 years: 64.3% (male 363,876,219/female 340,181,764)
      65 years and over: 4.9% (male 27,258,020/female 26,704,405) (2006 est.)

      Median age:
      total: 24.9 years
      male: 24.9 years
      female: 24.9 years (2006 est.)

      Population growth rate:
      1.38% (2006 est.)

      Birth rate:
      22.01 births/1,000 population (2006 est.)

      Death rate:
      8.18 deaths/1,000 population (2006 est.)

      Net migration rate:
      -0.07 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2006 est.)

      Sex ratio:
      at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
      under 15 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
      15-64 years: 1.07 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 1.02 male(s)/female
      total population: 1.06 male(s)/female (2006 est.)

      Infant mortality rate:
      total: 54.63 deaths/1,000 live births
      male: 55.18 deaths/1,000 live births
      female: 54.05 deaths/1,000 live births (2006 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth:
      total population: 64.71 years
      male: 63.9 years
      female: 65.57 years (2006 est.)


      See also: Healthy Life Expectancy


      See also: Health Performance

      Total fertility rate:
      2.73 children born/woman (2006 est.)

      HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
      0.9% (2001 est.)

      HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
      5.1 million (2001 est.)

      HIV/AIDS - deaths:
      310,000 (2001 est.)

      Major infectious diseases:
      degree of risk: high
      food or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A and E, and typhoid fever
      vectorborne diseases: dengue fever, malaria, and Japanese encephalitis are high risks in some locations
      animal contact disease: rabies (2005)

      Nationality:
      noun: Indian(s)
      adjective: Indian

      Ethnic groups:
      Indo-Aryan 72%, Dravidian 25%, Mongoloid and other 3% (2000)

      Religions:
      Hindu 80.5%, Muslim 13.4%, Christian 2.3%, Sikh 1.9%, other 1.8%, unspecified 0.1% (2001 census)

      Languages:
      English enjoys associate status but is the most important language for national, political, and commercial communication; Hindi is the national language and primary tongue of 30% of the people; there are 14 other official languages: Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu, Gujarati, Malayalam, Kannada, Oriya, Punjabi, Assamese, Kashmiri, Sindhi, and Sanskrit; Hindustani is a popular variant of Hindi/Urdu spoken widely throughout northern India but is not an official language

      Literacy:
      definition: age 15 and over can read and write
      total population: 59.5%
      male: 70.2%
      female: 48.3% (2003 est.)


      NOTE: The information regarding India on this page is re-published from the 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of India People 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about India People 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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