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    Portugal People - 1989

      Population: 10,459,701 (July 1989), growth rate 0.7% (1989)

      Birth rate: 15 births/1,000 population (1989)

      Death rate: 9 deaths/1,000 population (1989)

      Net migration rate: 2 migrants/1,000 population (1989)

      Infant mortality rate: 15 deaths/1,000 live births (1989)

      Life expectancy at birth: 71 years male, 78 years female (1989)

      Total fertility rate: 1.8 children born/woman (1989)

      Nationality: noun--Portuguese (sing. and pl.); adjective--Portuguese

      Ethnic divisions: homogeneous Mediterranean stock in mainland, Azores, Madeira Islands; citizens of black African descent who immigrated to mainland during decolonization number less than 100,000

      Religion: 97% Roman Catholic, 1% Protestant denominations, 2% other

      Language: Portuguese

      Literacy: 83%

      Labor force: 4,580,000; 44% services, 34% industry, 22% agriculture (1987)

      Organized labor: about 55% of the labor force; the Communist-dominated General Confederation of Portuguese Workers--Intersindical (CGTP-IN) represents more than half of the unionized labor force; its main competition, the General Workers Union (UGT), is organized by the Socialists and Social Democrats and represents less than half of unionized labor

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

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