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    Portugal People - 1991

      Population: 10,387,617 (July 1991), growth rate 0.3% (1991)

      Birth rate: 12 births/1,000 population (1991)

      Death rate: 10 deaths/1,000 population (1991)

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

      Infant mortality rate: 13 deaths/1,000 live births (1991)

      Life expectancy at birth: 71 years male, 78 years female (1991)

      Total fertility rate: 1.5 children born/woman (1991)

      Nationality: noun--Portuguese (sing. and pl.); adjective--Portuguese

      Ethnic divisions: homogeneous Mediterranean stock in mainland, Azores, Madeira Islands; citizens of black African descent who immigrated to mainland during decolonization number less than 100,000

      Religion: Roman Catholic 97%, Protestant denominations 1%, other 2%

      Language: Portuguese

      Literacy: 85% (male 89%, female 82%) age 15 and over can read and write (1990 est.)

      Labor force: 4,605,700; services 45%, industry 35%, agriculture 20% (1988)

      Organized labor: about 55% of the labor force; the Communist-dominated General Confederation of Portuguese Workers--Intersindical (CGTP-IN) represents more than half of the unionized labor force; its main competition, the General Workers Union (UGT), is organized by the Socialists and Social Democrats and represents less than half of unionized labor

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

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