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    Nepal People - 2006
    https://theodora.com/wfbcurrent/nepal/nepal_people.html
    SOURCE: 2006 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Population:
      28,287,147 (July 2006 est.)

      Age structure:
      0-14 years: 38.7% (male 5,648,959/female 5,291,447)
      15-64 years: 57.6% (male 8,365,526/female 7,925,941)
      65 years and over: 3.7% (male 513,777/female 541,497) (2006 est.)

      Median age:
      total: 20.3 years
      male: 20.1 years
      female: 20.4 years (2006 est.)

      Population growth rate:
      2.17% (2006 est.)

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

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

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

      Sex ratio:
      at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
      under 15 years: 1.07 male(s)/female
      15-64 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 0.95 male(s)/female
      total population: 1.06 male(s)/female (2006 est.)

      Infant mortality rate:
      total: 65.32 deaths/1,000 live births
      male: 63.56 deaths/1,000 live births
      female: 67.17 deaths/1,000 live births (2006 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth:
      total population: 60.18 years
      male: 60.43 years
      female: 59.91 years (2006 est.)


      See also: Healthy Life Expectancy


      See also: Health Performance

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

      HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
      0.5% (2001 est.)

      HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
      61,000 (2001 est.)

      HIV/AIDS - deaths:
      3,100 (2003 est.)

      Nationality:
      noun: Nepalese (singular and plural)
      adjective: Nepalese

      Ethnic groups:
      Chhettri 15.5%, Brahman-Hill 12.5%, Magar 7%, Tharu 6.6%, Tamang 5.5%, Newar 5.4%, Muslim 4.2%, Kami 3.9%, Yadav 3.9%, other 32.7%, unspecified 2.8% (2001 census)

      Religions:
      Hindu 80.6%, Buddhist 10.7%, Muslim 4.2%, Kirant 3.6%, other 0.9% (2001 census)
      note: only official Hindu state in the world

      Languages:
      Nepali 47.8%, Maithali 12.1%, Bhojpuri 7.4%, Tharu (Dagaura/Rana) 5.8%, Tamang 5.1%, Newar 3.6%, Magar 3.3%, Awadhi 2.4%, other 10%, unspecified 2.5% (2001 census)
      note: many in government and business also speak English

      Literacy:
      definition: age 15 and over can read and write
      total population: 48.6%
      male: 62.7%
      female: 34.9% (2000-2004 est.)


      NOTE: The information regarding Nepal 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 Nepal People 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Nepal People 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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    Revised 06-Jun-06
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