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    Sao Tome and Principe People - 1991

      Population: 128,499 (July 1991), growth rate 3.0% (1991)

      Birth rate: 38 births/1,000 population (1991)

      Death rate: 8 deaths/1,000 population (1991)

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

      Infant mortality rate: 60 deaths/1,000 live births (1991)

      Life expectancy at birth: 64 years male, 68 years female (1991)

      Total fertility rate: 5.3 children born/woman (1991)

      Nationality: noun--Sao Tomean(s); adjective--Sao Tomean

      Ethnic divisions: mestico, angolares (descendents of Angolan slaves), forros (descendents of freed slaves), servicais (contract laborers from Angola, Mozambique, and Cape Verde), tongas (children of servicais born on the islands), and Europeans (primarily Portuguese)

      Religion: Roman Catholic, Evangelical Protestant, Seventh-Day Adventist

      Language: Portuguese (official)

      Literacy: 57% (male 73%, female 42%) age 15 and over can read and write (1981)

      Labor force: 21,096 (1981); most of population engaged in subsistence agriculture and fishing; labor shortages on plantations and of skilled workers; 56% of population of working age (1983)

      Organized labor: NA

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

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