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    Pacific Islands, Trust Territory of the People - 1991

      Population: 14,411 (July 1991), growth rate 0.7% (1991)

      Birth rate: 25 births/1,000 population (1991)

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

      Net migration rate: - 12 migrants/1,000 population (1991)

      Infant mortality rate: 26 deaths/1,000 live births (1991)

      Life expectancy at birth: 68 years male, 74 years female (1991)

      Total fertility rate: 3.3 children born/woman (1991)

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

      Ethnic divisions: Palauans are a composite of Polynesian, Malayan, and Melanesian races

      Religion: predominantly Christian, mainly Roman Catholic

      Language: Palauan is the official language, though English is commonplace; inhabitants of the isolated southwestern islands speak a dialect of Trukese

      Literacy: 92% (male 93%, female 91%) age 15 and over can read and write (1980)

      Labor force: NA

      Organized labor: NA

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

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