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Demographics of Comoros

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Demographics of Comoros, Data of FAO, year 2005 ; Number of inhabitants in thousands.

The Comorians inhabiting Grande Comore, Anjouan, and Moheli (86% of the population) share African-Arab origins. Islam (See Islam in Comoros) is the dominant religion, and Koranic schools for children reinforce its influence. Although Arab culture is firmly established throughout the archipelago, a substantial minority of the citizens of Mayotte (the Mahorais) are Catholic and have been strongly influenced by French culture.

The most common language is Shikomor, a Swahili dialect. French and Arabic also are spoken. About 57% of the population is literate.

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Demographic data from the CIA World Factbook

Population

671,247 (July 2005 est.)

Age structure

0-14 years: 42.8% (male 144,075/female 143,175)
15-64 years: 54.2% (male 179,541/female 184,488)
65 years and over: 3% (male 9,407/female 10,561) (2005 est.)

Median age

Total: 18.61 years
Male: 18.35 years
Female: 18.87 years (2005 est.)

Population growth rate

2.91% (2005 est.)

Birth rate

37.52 births/1,000 population (2005 est.)

Death rate

8.4 deaths/1,000 population (2005 est.)

Net migration rate

0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2005 est.)

Sex ratio

At birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
Under 15 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 0.97 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.89 male(s)/female
Total population: 0.99 male(s)/female (2005 est.)

Infant mortality rate

Total: 74.93 deaths/1,000 live births
Male: 83.48 deaths/1,000 live births
Female: 66.13 deaths/1,000 live births (2005 est.)

Life expectancy at birth

Total population: 61.96 years
Male: 59.65 years
Female: 64.33 years (2005 est.)

Total fertility rate

5.09 children born/woman (2005 est.)

HIV/AIDS

Adult prevalence rate: 0.12% (2001 est.)
People living with HIV/AIDS: NA
Deaths: NA

Nationality

Noun: Comorian(s)
Adjective: Comorian

Ethnic groups

Antalote, Cafre, Makoa, Oimatsaha, Sakalava

Religions

Sunni Muslim 98%, Roman Catholic 2%

Languages

Arabic (official), French (official), Shikomor (a blend of Swahili and Arabic)

Literacy

Definition: age 15 and over can read and write
Total population: 56.5%
Male: 63.6%
Female: 49.3% (2003 est.)

References

Template:CIA WFB 2005

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