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    Nepal People - 1990

      Population: 19,145,800 (July 1990), growth rate 2.4% (1990)

      Birth rate: 39 births/1,000 population (1990)

      Death rate: 15 deaths/1,000 population (1990)

      Net migration rate: 0 migrants/1,000 population (1990)

      Infant mortality rate: 99 deaths/1,000 live births (1990)

      Life expectancy at birth: 50 years male, 50 years female (1990)

      Total fertility rate: 5.6 children born/woman (1990)

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

      Ethnic divisions: Newars, Indians, Tibetans, Gurungs, Magars, Tamangs, Bhotias, Rais, Limbus, Sherpas, as well as many smaller groups

      Religion: only official Hindu state in world, although no sharp distinction between many Hindu (about 88% of population) and Buddhist groups; small groups of Muslims and Christians

      Language: Nepali (official); 20 languages divided into numerous dialects

      Literacy: 20%

      Labor force: 4,100,000; 93% agriculture, 5% services, 2% industry; severe lack of skilled labor

      Organized labor: Teachers' Union, not officially recognized

      NOTE: The information regarding Nepal on this page is re-published from the 1990 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Nepal People 1990 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Nepal People 1990 should be addressed to the CIA.

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