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    Sri Lanka People - 2005
    https://allcountries.org/wfb2005/sri_lanka/sri_lanka_people.html
    SOURCE: 2005 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Population:
      20,064,776
      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 and more than 200,000 Tamils have sought refuge in the West (July 2005 est.)

      Age structure:
      0-14 years: 24.5% (male 2,508,384/female 2,397,986)
      15-64 years: 68.4% (male 6,658,765/female 7,059,468)
      65 years and over: 7.2% (male 670,813/female 769,360) (2005 est.)

      Median age:
      total: 29.44 years
      male: 28.38 years
      female: 30.51 years (2005 est.)

      Population growth rate:
      0.79% (2005 est.)

      Birth rate:
      15.63 births/1,000 population (2005 est.)

      Death rate:
      6.49 deaths/1,000 population (2005 est.)

      Net migration rate:
      -1.27 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2005 est.)

      Sex ratio:
      at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
      under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
      15-64 years: 0.94 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 0.87 male(s)/female
      total population: 0.96 male(s)/female (2005 est.)

      Infant mortality rate:
      total: 14.35 deaths/1,000 live births
      male: 15.57 deaths/1,000 live births
      female: 13.07 deaths/1,000 live births (2005 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth:
      total population: 73.17 years
      male: 70.6 years
      female: 75.86 years (2005 est.)


      See also: Healthy Life Expectancy


      See also: Health Performance

      Total fertility rate:
      1.85 children born/woman (2005 est.)

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

      HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
      3,500 (2001 est.)

      HIV/AIDS - deaths:
      less than 200 (2003 est.)

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

      Ethnic groups:
      Sinhalese 73.8%, Sri Lankan Moors 7.2%, Indian Tamil 4.6%, Sri Lankan Tamil 3.9%, other 0.5%, unspecified 10% (2001 census provisional data)

      Religions:
      Buddhist 69.1%, Muslim 7.6%, Hindu 7.1%, Christian 6.2%, unspecified 10% (2001 census provisional data)

      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 2005 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Sri Lanka People 2005 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Sri Lanka People 2005 should be addressed to the CIA.







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