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Gambia, The People 2010
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Gambia, The People 2010
SOURCE: 2010 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on January 15, 2010

Population:
1,778,081 (July 2009 est.)

Age structure:
0-14 years: 43.6% (male 390,806/female 387,172)
15-64 years: 53.6% (male 473,478/female 481,315)
65 years and over: 2.8% (male 25,071/female 25,051) (2009 est.)

Median age:
total: 17.9 years
male: 17.8 years
female: 18.1 years (2009 est.)

Population growth rate:
2.589% (2009 est.)

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

Death rate:
12.21 deaths/1,000 population (July 2009 est.)

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

Urbanization:
urban population: 57% of total population (2008)
rate of urbanization: 4.2% 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: 0.98 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 1 male(s)/female
total population: 1 male(s)/female (2009 est.)

Infant mortality rate:
total: 68.84 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 74.94 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 62.57 deaths/1,000 live births (2009 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 53.81 years
male: 52.05 years
female: 55.62 years (2009 est.)

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

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
0.9% (2007 est.)

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
8,200 (2007 est.)

HIV/AIDS - deaths:
600 (2003 est.)

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

Nationality:
noun: Gambian(s)
adjective: Gambian

Ethnic groups:
African 99% (Mandinka 42%, Fula 18%, Wolof 16%, Jola 10%, Serahuli 9%, other 4%), non-African 1% (2003 census)

Religions:
Muslim 90%, Christian 8%, indigenous beliefs 2%

Languages:
English (official), Mandinka, Wolof, Fula, other indigenous vernaculars

Literacy:
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 40.1%
male: 47.8%
female: 32.8% (2003 est.)

School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education):
total: 7 years
male: 7 years
female: 7 years (2004)

Education expenditures:
2% of GDP (2004)


NOTE: The information regarding Gambia, The on this page is re-published from the 2010 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Gambia, The People 2010 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Gambia, The People 2010 should be addressed to the CIA.






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