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    Rwanda People 1998
    http://www.greekorthodoxchurch.org/wfb1998/rwanda/rwanda_people.html
    SOURCE: 1998 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Population 7,956,172 (July 1998 est.)

      Age structure
      0-14 years: 45% (male 1,785,650; female 1,772,609)
      15-64 years: 53% (male 2,070,401; female 2,106,809)
      65 years and over: 2% (male 90,941; female 129,762) (July 1998 est.)

      Population growth rate 2.5% (1998 est.)

      Birth rate 38.99 births/1,000 population (1998 est.)

      Death rate 19 deaths/1,000 population (1998 est.)

      Net migration rate 5.03 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1998 est.)
      note: following the outbreak of genocidal strife in Rwanda in April 1994 between Tutsi and Hutu factions, more than 2 million refugees fled to neighboring Burundi, Tanzania, Uganda, and Democratic Republic of the Congo, formerly Zaire; according to the UN High Commission on Refugees, in 1996 and early 1997 nearly 1,300,000 Hutus returned to Rwanda; of these 720,000 returned from Democratic Republic of the Congo, 480,000 from Tanzania, 88,000 from Burundi, and 10,000 from Uganda; probably fewer than 100,000 Rwandans remained outside of Rwanda at the end of 1997

      Sex ratio
      at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
      under 15 years: 1 male(s)/female
      15-64 years: 0.98 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 0.7 male(s)/female (1998 est.)

      Infant mortality rate 113.31 deaths/1,000 live births (1998 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth
      total population: 41.93 years
      male: 41.49 years
      female: 42.4 years (1998 est.)

      Total fertility rate 5.86 children born/woman (1998 est.)

      Nationality
      noun: Rwandan(s)
      adjective: Rwandan

      Ethnic groups Hutu 80%, Tutsi 19%, Twa (Pygmoid) 1%

      Religions Roman Catholic 65%, Protestant 9%, Muslim 1%, indigenous beliefs and other 25%

      Languages Kinyarwanda (official) universal Bantu vernacular, French (official), English (official), Kiswahili (Swahili) used in commercial centers

      Literacy
      definition: age 15 and over can read and write
      total population: 60.5%
      male: 69.8%
      female: 51.6% (1995 est.)

      NOTE: The information regarding Rwanda 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 Rwanda People 1998 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Rwanda People 1998 should be addressed to the CIA.

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