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Sudan Population
 
 
 

General

The population of Sudan in 2003 was estimated by the United Nations at 33,610,000, which placed it as number 33 in population among the 193 nations of the world. In that year approximately 3% of the population was over 65 years of age, with another 40% under 15 years of age. There were 101 males for every 100 females in the country in 2003. According to the UN, the annual population growth rate for 2000-2005 is 2.17%, with the projected population for the year 2015 at 41,430,000. The population density in 2002 was 13 per km² (34 per mi²).

It was estimated by the Population Reference Bureau that 36% of the population lived in urban areas in 2001. The capital city, Khartoum, had a population of 2,628,000 in that year. Other major cities include Port Sudan, the only modern seaport, Wad Madani, Al Ubayyid, the principal city of central Sudan, and 'Atbarah. According to the UN, the urban population growth rate for 2000-2005 was 4.5%.

Overview

Population :
45,047,502 (July 2011 est.)

Age structure :
0-14 years: 42.1% (male 9,696,726/female 9,286,894)
15-64 years: 55.2% (male 12,282,082/female 12,571,424)
65 years and over: 2.7% (male 613,817/female 596,559) (2011 est.)

Median age :
total: 18.5 years
male: 18.1 years
female: 18.9 years (2011 est.)

Population growth rate :
2.484% (2011 est.)

Birth rate :
36.12 births/1,000 population (2011 est.)

Death rate :
11 deaths/1,000 population (July 2011 est.)

Net migration rate :
-0.29 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2011 est.)

Urbanisation :
urban population: 40% of total population (2010)
rate of urbanisation: 3.7% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)

Major cities - population :
Khartoum (capital) 5.021 million (2009)

Sex ratio :
at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 1.05 male(s)/female
total population: 1.03 male(s)/female (2011 est.)

Infant mortality rate :
total: 68.07 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 68.77 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 67.34 deaths/1,000 live births (2011 est.)

Life expectancy at birth :
total population: 55.42 years
male: 54.18 years
female: 56.71 years (2011 est.)

Total fertility rate :
4.84 children born/woman (2011 est.)

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate :
1.1% (2009 est.)

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS :
260,000 (2009 est.)

HIV/AIDS - deaths :
12,000 (2009 est.)

Major infectious diseases :
degree of risk: very high
food or water-borne diseases: bacterial and protozoal diarrhoea, hepatitis A and E, and typhoid fever
vector-borne diseases: malaria, dengue fever, African trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness)
water contact disease: schistosomiasis
respiratory disease: meningococcal meningitis
animal contact disease: rabies
note: highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza has been identified in this country; it poses a negligible risk with extremely rare cases possible among US citizens who have close contact with birds (2009)

Nationality :
noun: Sudanese (singular and plural)
adjective: Sudanese

Ethnic groups :
black 52%, Arab 39%, Beja 6%, foreigners 2%, other 1%

Religions :
Sunni Muslim 70% (in north), Christian 5% (mostly in south and Khartoum), indigenous beliefs 25%

Languages :
Arabic (official), English (official), Nubian, Ta Bedawie, diverse dialects of Nilotic, Nilo-Hamitic, Sudanic languages
note: program of "Arabisation" in process

Literacy :
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 61.1%
male: 71.8%
female: 50.5% (2003 est.)

School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education) :
total: 4 years (2000)

Education expenditures :
6% of GDP (1991)

 

 
 

 



 


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