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Population and Health in Gambia

Population

Total population: 1,840,454 (2012 est.)

Average population growth: 2.3%

Urban population: 1,067,463

Urban growth rate: 3.7

Rural Population: 772,991

Population density of Gambia: 172 humans per square kilometre

Health

Life expectancy

Male: 61

Female: 66

Infant mortality: 69.58 deaths/1,000 live births

HIV prevalence: 2%

Literacy level

Male: 60%

Female: 40.4%

Age and gender structure (2012 estimate)

Age (years)per%No of MalesNo of FemalesTotal
0-1439.6365397362905728302
15-2421.2192855197837390692
25-5432.1289060301740590800
55-643.9351983707172269
65 years and over3.2276753071658391

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