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Gabon People 2009
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SOURCE: 2009 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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Population:
1,514,993
note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality, higher death rates, lower population growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected (July 2009 est.)

Age structure:
0-14 years: 42.1% (male 320,414/female 318,027)
15-64 years: 53.9% (male 407,461/female 409,633)
65 years and over: 3.9% (male 24,799/female 34,659) (2009 est.)

Median age:
total: 18.6 years
male: 18.4 years
female: 18.9 years (2009 est.)

Population growth rate:
1.934% (2009 est.)

Birth rate:
35.57 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)

Death rate:
12.59 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)

Net migration rate:
-3.48 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2009 est.)

Urbanization:
urban population: 85% of total population (2008)
rate of urbanization: 2.1% annual rate of change (2005-10 est.)

Sex ratio:
at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.72 male(s)/female
total population: 0.99 male(s)/female (2009 est.)

Infant mortality rate:
total: 51.78 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 60.17 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 43.15 deaths/1,000 live births (2009 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 53.11 years
male: 52.19 years
female: 54.05 years (2009 est.)


See also: Healthy Life Expectancy


See also: Health Performance

Total fertility rate:
4.65 children born/woman (2009 est.)

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
5.9% (2007 est.)

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
49,000 (2007 est.)

HIV/AIDS - deaths:
2,300 (2007 est.)

Major infectious diseases:
degree of risk: very high
food or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever
vectorborne disease: malaria and chikungunya
water contact disease: schistosomiasis
animal contact disease: rabies (2009)

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

Ethnic groups:
Bantu tribes, including four major tribal groupings (Fang, Bapounou, Nzebi, Obamba); other Africans and Europeans, 154,000, including 10,700 French and 11,000 persons of dual nationality

Religions:
Christian 55%-75%, animist, Muslim less than 1%

Languages:
French (official), Fang, Myene, Nzebi, Bapounou/Eschira, Bandjabi

Literacy:
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 63.2%
male: 73.7%
female: 53.3% (1995 est.)

Education expenditures:
3.8% of GDP (2000)


NOTE: The information regarding Gabon on this page is re-published from the 2009 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Gabon People 2009 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Gabon People 2009 should be addressed to the CIA.



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