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Demographics of Western Sahara

The total population of Western Sahara is 567,421 people. People in Western Sahara speak the Arabic, Spanish, Berber, and Hassaniya Arabic languages. The median age is approximately 20.8 years. Life expectancy in Western Sahara is 54.32. The female fertility rate in Western Sahara is 2.4. To find out specifics of language, religion, age, gender distribution, and advancement of people in Western Sahara see the sections below, as well as visit the section concerning the education in the country.

Population

In Western Sahara, the population density is 2.25 people per square kilometer (6 per square mile). Because of this statistic, this country is considered to be very sparsely. The total population of Western Sahara is 567,421 people. Immigrants in Western Sahara represent 0.1 percent of the total number of immigrants in the world. Immigrants in Western Sahara represent 0.9 percent of the total number of immigrants in the world. Read below for statistics of Western Sahara on median age and gender distribution at various ages.

Age

The median age is approximately 20.8 years. The median age for men is 20.3, while the median age for women is 21.3.

Gender

The sex ratio, or the number of males for each female (estimated at birth), is 1.04. It can be further divided into the following categories: sex ratio under 15 - 1.03; sex ratio from 15 to 64 - 0.97; sex ratio over 64 - 0.73; total sex ratio - 0.99. Total sex ratio is different from sex ratio estimated at birth. This is due to the fact that some newborns are considered in the sex ratio estimated at birth but pass away within the first weeks of their life and are not included in the total sex ratio.

Religion

The majority religion of Western Sahara is Islam, the followers of which comprise 99.4% of all religious believers in the country. Islam (Arabic: الإسلام‎) is a monotheistic and Abrahamic religion articulated by the Quran, a religious text considered by its adherents to be the verbatim word of God (Allāh), and, for the vast majority of adherents, by the teachings and normative example (called the sunnah, Arabic سنة, composed of accounts called hadith, Arabic حديث) of Muhammad, considered by most of them to be the last prophet of God. An adherent of Islam is called a Muslim. Besides Islam, there are some followers of Christianity in Western Sahara.

General development

Western Sahara is considered to be a developing nation. The developmental stage of a nation is determined by a number of factors including, but not limited to, economic prosperity, life expectancy, income equality, and quality of life. As a developing nation, Western Sahara may not be able to offer consistent social services to its citizens. These social services may include things like public education, reliable healthcare, and law enforcement. Citizens of developing nations may have lower life expectancies than citizens of developed nations. In Western Sahara, 27 in every 100 people use internet. In Western Sahara, 0% of the population lives below the poverty line. The percentage of citizens living below the poverty line in Western Sahara is low, indicating that it has a stable economy. Investors should consider Western Sahara to be a safe location for investments and other financial ventures.

Language

People in Western Sahara speak the Arabic, Spanish, Berber, and Hassaniya Arabic languages.