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    Bhutan People - 1991

      Population: 1,598,216 (July 1991), growth rate 2.0% (1991)

      Birth rate: 37 births/1,000 population (1991)

      Death rate: 17 deaths/1,000 population (1991)

      Net migration rate: 0 migrants/1,000 population (1991)

      Infant mortality rate: 135 deaths/1,000 live births (1991)

      Life expectancy at birth: 50 years male, 48 years female (1991)

      Total fertility rate: 4.9 children born/woman (1991)

      Nationality: noun--Bhutanese (sing., pl.); adjective--Bhutanese

      Ethnic divisions: Bhote 60%, ethnic Nepalese 25%, indigenous or migrant tribes 15%

      Religion: Lamaistic Buddhism 75%, Indian- and Nepalese-influenced Hinduism 25%

      Language: Bhotes speak various Tibetan dialects--most widely spoken dialect is Dzongkha (official); Nepalese speak various Nepalese dialects

      Literacy: NA% (male NA%, female NA%)

      Labor force: NA; agriculture 93%, services 5%, industry and commerce 2%; massive lack of skilled labor

      Organized labor: not permitted

      NOTE: The information regarding Bhutan on this page is re-published from the 1991 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Bhutan People 1991 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Bhutan People 1991 should be addressed to the CIA.

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