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    Libya People - 1989

      Population: 4,080,000 (July 1989), growth rate 3.1% (1989)

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

      Death rate: 7 deaths/1,000 population (1989)

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

      Infant mortality rate: 70 deaths/1,000 live births (1989)

      Life expectancy at birth: 64 years male, 69 years female (1989)

      Total fertility rate: 5.3 children born/woman (1989)

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

      Ethnic divisions: 97% Berber and Arab; some Greeks, Maltese, Italians, Egyptians, Pakistanis, Turks, Indians, and Tunisians

      Religion: 97% Sunni Muslim

      Language: Arabic; Italian and English widely understood in major cities

      Literacy: 50-60%

      Labor force: 1,000,000 of which about 280,000 are resident foreigners; 31% industry, 27% services, 24% government, 18% agriculture

      Organized labor: National Trade Unions' Federation, 275,000 members; General Union for Oil and Petrochemicals; Pan-Africa Federation of Petroleum Energy and Allied Workers

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

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