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    Laos People - 1989

      Population: 3,935,786 (July 1989), growth rate 2.2% (1989)

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

      Death rate: 16 deaths/1,000 population (1989)

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

      Infant mortality rate: 128 deaths/1,000 live births (July 1989)

      Life expectancy at birth: 48 years male, 51 years female (July 1989)

      Total fertility rate: 5.2 children born/woman (1989)

      Nationality: noun--Lao (sing., Lao or Laotian); adjective--Lao or Laotian

      Ethnic divisions: 50% Lao, 15% Phoutheung (Kha), 20% tribal Thai, 15% Meo, Hmong, Yao, and other

      Religion: 85% Buddhist, 15% animist and other

      Language: Lao (official), French, and English

      Literacy: 85%

      Labor force: 1-1.5 million; 85-90% in agriculture (est.)

      Organized labor: Lao Federation of Trade Unions is subordinate to the Communist party

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

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