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Portugal Population

The growth of Portugal Population was very slow during the 1990's, which was mainly caused by the fall of the country's population in the 1960's. This fall was due to the increasing rate of infant death.
Another reason behind this slow growth the Portugal Population was because large numbers of Portuguese were migrating from the country. Since 1980's all these problems has been traced and controlled. The population of Portugal rapidly increased after the Portuguese living in Africa migrated to their native country of Portugal.

In 1864 the first Portuguese census was taken officially, which showed that the population of the country at the time was nearly 4.3 million. Over the years the rate of Portugal population rose and fell for several times. According to the census report taken in 2001 the total population of the country was nearly 10,356,117 among which 51.7% were female.

Facts about Portugal Population
According to the 2005 Censes some facts about Portugal population are listed below:
  • Population - 10,566,212
  • Growth rate of population - 0.39%
  • Literacy rate - 93.3% (female: 91.3% and male: 95.5 %)
The majority of the Portuguese population is Roman Catholic and the minorities include nearly 300,000 Protestant, 10,000 Hindus, nearly 50,000 Muslims and 1,000 Jews.

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