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People of Venezuela
Nationality: Noun and adjective--Venezuelan(s).
Population (2003 est.): 24,654,694.
Annual growth rate (2003 est.): 1.48%.
Ethnic groups: Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Arab, German, African, indigenous people.
Religions: Roman Catholic 96%, Protestant 2%, other 2%
Languages: Spanish (official), numerous indigenous dialects.
Education (2003 est.): Years compulsory--9. Literacy--91.1%. (literacy definition: age 15 and over can read and write; total population 93.4%; male 93.8%, female 93.1%. Health: Infant mortality rate--26.17 deaths/1,000 live births. Life expectancy--73.81 yrs.
Work force (11.7 million, 2002): Services--68%; manufacturing--13%; agriculture--10%. Unemployment rate (2002 est.): 17%.