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    Palau People 1998

      Population 18,110 (July 1998 est.)

      Age structure
      0-14 years: 27% (male 2,555; female 2,405)
      15-64 years: 68% (male 6,727; female 5,535)
      65 years and over: 5% (male 416; female 472) (July 1998 est.)

      Population growth rate 1.96% (1998 est.)

      Birth rate 21.26 births/1,000 population (1998 est.)

      Death rate 7.9 deaths/1,000 population (1998 est.)

      Net migration rate 6.24 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1998 est.)

      Sex ratio
      at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
      under 15 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
      15-64 years: 1.22 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 0.88 male(s)/female (1998 est.)

      Infant mortality rate 18.82 deaths/1,000 live births (1998 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth
      total population: 67.54 years
      male: 64.49 years
      female: 70.78 years (1998 est.)

      Total fertility rate 2.6 children born/woman (1998 est.)

      noun: Palauan(s)
      adjective: Palauan

      Ethnic groups Palauans are a composite of Polynesian, Malayan, and Melanesian races

      Religions Christian (Catholics, Seventh-Day Adventists, Jehovah's Witnesses, the Assembly of God, the Liebenzell Mission, and Latter-Day Saints), Modekngei religion (one-third of the population observes this religion which is indigenous to Palau)

      Languages English (official in all of Palau's 16 states), Sonsorolese (official in the state of Sonsoral), Angaur and Japanese (in the state of Anguar), Tobi (in the state of Tobi), Palauan (in the other 13 states)

      definition: age 15 and over can read and write
      total population: 92%
      male: 93%
      female: 90% (1980 est.)

      NOTE: The information regarding Palau on this page is re-published from the 1998 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Palau People 1998 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Palau People 1998 should be addressed to the CIA.

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