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    Oman People - 1990

      Population: 1,457,064 (July 1990), growth rate 3.1% (1990)

      Birth rate: 43 births/1,000 population (1990)

      Death rate: 12 deaths/1,000 population (1990)

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

      Infant mortality rate: 105 deaths/1,000 live births (1990)

      Life expectancy at birth: 56 years male, 58 years female (1990)

      Total fertility rate: 6.8 children born/woman (1990)

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

      Ethnic divisions: almost entirely Arab, with small Balochi, Zanzibari, and Indian groups

      Religion: 75% Ibadhi Muslim; remainder Sunni Muslim, Shia Muslim, some Hindu

      Language: Arabic (official); English, Balochi, Urdu, Indian dialects

      Literacy: 20%

      Labor force: 430,000; 60% agriculture (est.); 58% are non-Omani

      Organized labor: trade unions are illegal

      NOTE: The information regarding Oman 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 Oman People 1990 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Oman People 1990 should be addressed to the CIA.

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