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Demographics of Bangladesh

Motijheel, Dhaka had a population of over15 million in 2010, the largest metropolitan area in Bang

Population: 142,316,000 (July 2011 est.),
158,570,535 (July 2011 est.)

Growth rate: 1.566% (2011 est.)

Birth rate: 24.68 births/1,000

population (2009 est.)

Death rate: 8 deaths/1,000

population (2009 est.)

Life expectancy: 60.25 years
–male: 57.57 years
–female: 63.03 years (2009 est.)

Fertility rate: 2.6 children born/woman(2011 est.)

Infant mortality rate: 59.02 deaths/1,000 live births

Age structure
0-14 years: 34.6% (male 24,957,997/female 23,533,894)
15-64 years: 61.4% (male 47,862,774/female 45,917,674)
65-over: 4% (male 2,731,578/female 2,361,435) (2006 est.)

S*x ratio
At birth: 1.04 male(s)/female (2009 est.)
Under 15: 1.01 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 0.9 male(s)/female
65-over: 0.94 male(s)/female

Nationality: noun : Bengali(s) adjective : Bangladeshi

Major ethnic: Bengali

Minor ethnic: Santhal, Chakma, Garo, Bihari, Oraon, Munda, Rohingya

Official: Bengali

Spoken: Bengali , Sylheti , Chittagonian , Urdu , Tribal languages and English

Bangladesh is largely ethnically homogeneous. Indeed, its name derivesfrom the Bengali ethno-linguistic group, which comprises 98% of the population . Bengalis, who also predominate in the Indian state of WestBengal , are one of the most populous ethnic groups in the world. Variations in Bengali culture and language do exist of course. There are many dialects of Bengali spoken throughout the region. The dialect spoken by those in Chittagong and Sylhet are particularly distinctive. In 2009 the population was estimated at 156 million. About 90% of Bangladeshis are Muslims and the remainder are mostly Hindus .
Bangladesh has the highest population density in the world, excluding a handful of city-states and small countries with populations under 10m, such as Malta and Hong Kong .
Most of the demographicstatistics below are from the CIA World Factbook , unless otherwise indicated.

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