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    Reunion People - 1989

      Population: 565,548 (July 1989), growth rate 1.5% (1989)

      Birth rate: 25 births/1,000 population (1989)

      Death rate: 5 deaths/1,000 population (1989)

      Net migration rate: - 5 migrants/1,000 population (1989)

      Infant mortality rate: 9 deaths/1,000 live births (1989)

      Life expectancy at birth: 69 years male, 75 years female (1989)

      Total fertility rate: 2.7 children born/woman (1989)

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

      Ethnic divisions: most of the population is of intermixed French, African, Malagasy, Chinese, Pakistani, and Indian ancestry

      Religion: 94% Roman Catholic

      Language: French (official); Creole widely used

      Literacy: NA%, but over 80% among younger generation

      Labor force: NA; 30% agriculture, 21% industry, 49% services (1981); 63% of population of working age (1983)

      Organized labor: General Confederation of Workers of Reunion (CGTR)

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

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