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    Italy People - 1989

      Population: 57,557,767 (July 1989), growth rate 0.2% (1989)

      Birth rate: 11 births/1,000 population (1989)

      Death rate: 10 deaths/1,000 population (1989)

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

      Infant mortality rate: 8 deaths/1,000 live births (July 1989)

      Life expectancy at birth: 73 years male, 80 years female (July 1989)

      Total fertility rate: 1.5 children born/woman (1989)

      Nationality: noun--Italian(s); adjective--Italian

      Ethnic divisions: primarily Italian but population includes small clusters of German-, French-, and Slovene-Italians in the north and Albanian-Italians in the south; Sicilians

      Religion: almost 100% nominally Roman Catholic

      Language: Italian; parts of Trentino-Alto Adige region are predominantly German speaking; significant French-speaking minority in Valle d'Aosta region; Slovene-speaking minority in the Trieste-Gorizia area

      Literacy: 93%

      Labor force: 23,670,000; 56.7% services, 37.9% industry, 5.4% agriculture (1987)

      Organized labor: 40-45% of labor force (est.)

      NOTE: The information regarding Italy 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 Italy People 1989 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Italy People 1989 should be addressed to the CIA.

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