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Mauritania Demographics




Mauritania Demographics include the population of the country, the life expectancy at birth, the various ethnic group present there, the religion of the place and the languages spoken. The population of Mauritania is 3,177,388 according to the studies conducted in July 2006 for the Mauritania Demographics. The age structure in the Mauritania Demographics includes 45.6% people who are aged between 0-14 years, 52.2% in the age group of 15-64 years and 2.2% among hose aged 65 years or above.

The population growth rate according to the Mauritania-Demographics is 2.88% with the birth rate being 40.99 births per 1000 people and the death rate is that of 12.16 deaths per 1000 people. The net migration rate as per the Demographics of Mauritania is zero. The infant mortality rate under the Demographics at Mauritania is 69.48 deaths per 1000 live births, bringing the life expectancy at birth to 53.12 years.

The total rate of fertility in the Mauritania Demographics is 5.86 children born per woman. There are almost 9500 people who are affected with HIV/AIDS in Mauritania among whom less than five hundred meet death. The people of Mauritania possess the nationality of being a Mauritanian. The various ethnic groups include 30% Moor and 30% black community of the total population. Islam is the major religion of the Mauritanians who speak the languages of Arabic, Soninke, Pulaar, French, Wolof and Hassaniya.


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