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Demographics of Somalia

Demographics of Somalia states that the population of Somalia is 10,700,000 persons as estimated in the year 2003.

Demographics of Somalia states that there is a meager urban population in the country, although sources says that with the growing urbanization trend in the country the urban population is rising at a rate of 5 to 8% per year. Only 34% of the whole of the Somalia population lives in the city and the rest comprises of the nomads or the rural population.

Somalia Demographics also states that there is a large diaspora community that exists in Somalia. The major factor that has affected the increase in the diasporic community was the Civil war.

The age structure in Somalia, which is a main part of the Somalia Demographics, according to the CIA World Factbook, shows that 44.4% of the total population falls in the age structure between the age of 0 to 14 years. The age structure between 15 to 64 years comprises of 53% of the total population. The age structure of 66 years and above comprises of only 2.6% of the total population.

In the year 2006, the Somalia Demographics shows that the growth rate in population is 2.85%. Literacy rate in Somalia is quite low but efforts are being taken to bring in a betterment in the educational system of the country.

Somalia Demographics states that the religion practiced by the people in Somalia comprises mainly of Sunni Islam. The ethnic groups in Somalia comprises of Somali Bantu and Somali. The main language spoken by the people of Somalia is Somali, which is the official language of the country and the other languages spoken are English, Italian and Arabic.

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