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    Nigeria People - 1991

      Population: 122,470,574 (July 1991), growth rate 3.0% (1991)

      Birth rate: 46 births/1,000 population (1991)

      Death rate: 16 deaths/1,000 population (1991)

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

      Infant mortality rate: 118 deaths/1,000 live births (1991)

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

      Total fertility rate: 6.5 children born/woman (1991)

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

      Ethnic divisions: more than 250 tribal groups; Hausa and Fulani of the north, Yoruba of the southwest, and Ibos of the southeast make up 65% of the population; about 27,000 non-Africans

      Religion: Muslim 50%, Christian 40%, indigenous beliefs 10%

      Language: English (official); Hausa, Yoruba, Ibo, Fulani, and several other languages also widely used

      Literacy: 51% (male 62%, female 40%) age 15 and over can read and write (1990 est.)

      Labor force: 42,844,000; agriculture 54%, industry, commerce, and services 19%, government 15%; 49% of population of working age (1985)

      Organized labor: 3,520,000 wage earners belong to 42 recognized trade unions, which come under a single national labor federation--the Nigerian Labor Congress (NLC)

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

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