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    Ghana People - 2004
    http://www.immigration-usa.com/wfb2004/ghana/ghana_people.html
    SOURCE: 2004 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Population:
      20,757,032
      note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality and death rates, lower population and growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected (July 2004 est.)

      Age structure:
      0-14 years: 38% (male 3,988,800; female 3,904,989)
      15-64 years: 58.3% (male 6,030,151; female 6,071,725)
      65 years and over: 3.7% (male 359,042; female 402,325) (2004 est.)

      Median age:
      total: 20 years
      male: 19.8 years
      female: 20.3 years (2004 est.)

      Population growth rate:
      1.36% (2004 est.)

      Birth rate:
      24.9 births/1,000 population (2004 est.)

      Death rate:
      10.67 deaths/1,000 population (2004 est.)

      Net migration rate:
      -0.64 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2004 est.)

      Sex ratio:
      at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
      under 15 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
      15-64 years: 0.99 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 0.89 male(s)/female
      total population: 1 male(s)/female (2004 est.)

      Infant mortality rate:
      total: 52.22 deaths/1,000 live births
      female: 49.25 deaths/1,000 live births (2004 est.)
      male: 55.1 deaths/1,000 live births

      Life expectancy at birth:
      total population: 56.27 years
      male: 55.36 years
      female: 57.22 years (2004 est.)


      See also: Healthy Life Expectancy


      See also: Health Performance

      Total fertility rate:
      3.17 children born/woman (2004 est.)

      HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
      3% (2001 est.)

      HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
      360,000 (2001 est.)

      HIV/AIDS - deaths:
      28,000 (2001 est.)

      Nationality:
      noun: Ghanaian(s)
      adjective: Ghanaian

      Ethnic groups:
      black African 98.5% (major tribes - Akan 44%, Moshi-Dagomba 16%, Ewe 13%, Ga 8%, Gurma 3%, Yoruba 1%), European and other 1.5% (1998)

      Religions:
      Christian 63%, Muslim 16%, indigenous beliefs 21%

      Languages:
      English (official), African languages (including Akan, Moshi-Dagomba, Ewe, and Ga)

      Literacy:
      definition: age 15 and over can read and write
      female: 67.1% (2003 est.)
      male: 82.7%
      total population: 74.8%

      People - note:
      there are 9,500 Liberians, 2,000 Sierra Leoneans, and 1,000 Togolese refugees residing in Ghana (2002)


      NOTE: The information regarding Ghana on this page is re-published from the 2004 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Ghana People 2004 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Ghana People 2004 should be addressed to the CIA.

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