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    Bhutan People - 1989

      Population: 1,534,122 (July 1989), growth rate 2.0% (1989)

      Birth rate: 38 births/1,000 population (1989)

      Death rate: 17 deaths/1,000 population (1989)

      Net migration rate: 0 migrants/1,000 population (1989)

      Infant mortality rate: 139 deaths/1,000 live births (1989)

      Life expectancy at birth: 49 years male, 47 years female (1989)

      Total fertility rate: 5.1 children born/woman (1989)

      Nationality: noun--Bhutanese (sing., pl.); adjective--Bhutanese

      Ethnic divisions: 60% Bhote, 25% ethnic Nepalese, 15% indigenous or migrant tribes

      Religion: 75% Lamaistic Buddhism, 25% Indian- and Nepalese-influenced Hinduism

      Language: Bhotes speak various Tibetan dialects--most widely spoken dialect is Dzongkha (official); Nepalese speak various Nepalese dialects

      Literacy: 5%

      Labor force: NA; 95% agriculture, 1% industry and commerce; massive lack of skilled labor (1983)

      Organized labor: not permitted

      NOTE: The information regarding Bhutan on this page is re-published from the 1989 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Bhutan People 1989 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Bhutan People 1989 should be addressed to the CIA.

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