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    Nigeria People - 1989

      Population: 115,315,902 (July 1989), growth rate 3.0% (1989)

      Birth rate: 46 births/1,000 population (1989)

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

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

      Infant mortality rate: 121 deaths/1,000 live births (1989)

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

      Total fertility rate: 6.5 children born/woman (1989)

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

      Ethnic divisions: more than 250 tribal groups; Hausa and Fulani of the north, Yoruba of the southwest, and Ibos of the southeast make up 65% of the population; about 27,000 non-Africans

      Religion: 50% Muslim, 40% Christian, 10% indigenous beliefs

      Language: English (official); Hausa, Yoruba, Ibo, Fulani, and several other languages also widely used

      Literacy: 25-30%

      Labor force: 45-50 million (1984 est.); 54% agriculture, 19% industry, commerce, and services, 15% government; 49% of population of working age (1985)

      Organized labor: 3,520,000 wage earners belong to 42 recognized trade unions, which come under a single national labor federation--the Nigerian Labor Congress (NLC)

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

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