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    Libya People - 1991

      Population: 4,350,742 (July 1991), growth rate 3.0% (1991)

      Birth rate: 36 births/1,000 population (1991)

      Death rate: 6 deaths/1,000 population (1991)

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

      Infant mortality rate: 62 deaths/1,000 live births (1991)

      Life expectancy at birth: 66 years male, 71 years female (1991)

      Total fertility rate: 5.1 children born/woman (1991)

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

      Ethnic divisions: Berber and Arab 97%; some Greeks, Maltese, Italians, Egyptians, Pakistanis, Turks, Indians, and Tunisians

      Religion: Sunni Muslim 97%

      Language: Arabic; Italian and English widely understood in major cities

      Literacy: 64% (male 75%, female 50%) age 15 and over can read and write (1990 est.)

      Labor force: 1,000,000, includes about 280,000 resident foreigners; industry 31%, services 27%, government 24%, agriculture 18%

      Organized labor: National Trade Unions' Federation, 275,000 members; General Union for Oil and Petrochemicals; Pan-Africa Federation of Petroleum Energy and Allied Workers

      NOTE: The information regarding Libya 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 Libya People 1991 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Libya People 1991 should be addressed to the CIA.

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