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    Liberia People 1997
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    SOURCE: 1997 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Population 2,602,068 (July 1997 est.)

      Age structure
      0-14 years: 45% (male 584,918; female 579,728)
      15-64 years: 52% (male 689,376; female 657,029)
      65 years and over : 3% (male 43,868; female 47,149) (July 1997 est.)

      Population growth rate 6.92% (1997 est.)

      Birth rate 42.3 births/1,000 population (1997 est.)

      Death rate 11.53 deaths/1,000 population (1997 est.)

      Net migration rate 38.39 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1997 est.)
      note: until domestic peace is restored, many Liberian refugees will not returnfrom exile

      Sex ratio
      at birth : 1.03 male(s)/female
      under 15 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
      15-64 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 0.93 male(s)/female
      total population : 1.03 male(s)/female (1997 est.)

      Infant mortality rate 105.6 deaths/1,000 live births (1997 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth
      total population: 59.02 years
      male : 56.43 years
      female: 61.69 years (1997 est.)

      Total fertility rate 6.16 children born/woman (1997 est.)

      Nationality
      noun : Liberian(s)
      adjective: Liberian

      Ethnic groups indigenous African tribes 95% (including Kpelle, Bassa, Gio, Kru, Grebo,Mano, Krahn, Gola, Gbandi, Loma, Kissi, Vai, and Bella), Americo-Liberians5% (descendants of former slaves)

      Religions traditional 70%, Muslim 20%, Christian 10%

      Languages English 20% (official), about 20 tribal languages, of which a few canbe written and are used in correspondence

      Literacy
      definition : age 15 and over can read and write
      total population: 38.3%
      male : 53.9%
      female: 22.4% (1995 est.)

      NOTE: The information regarding Liberia on this page is re-published from the 1997 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Liberia People 1997 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Liberia People 1997 should be addressed to the CIA.

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