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Libya People

    Population: 4,992,838 (July 1999 est.)
    note: includes 161,251 non-nationals (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 36% (male 930,661; female 891,046)
    15-64 years: 60% (male 1,545,958; female 1,437,120)
    65 years and over: 4% (male 93,726; female 94,327) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 2.4% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 27.33 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 3.35 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Sex ratio:
    at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
    under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 1.08 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.99 male(s)/female
    total population: 1.06 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 28.15 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 75.73 years
    male: 73.81 years
    female: 77.74 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 3.79 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Libyan(s)
    adjective: Libyan

    Ethnic groups: Berber and Arab 97%, Greeks, Maltese, Italians, Egyptians, Pakistanis, Turks, Indians, Tunisians

    Religions: Sunni Muslim 97%

    Languages: Arabic, Italian, English, all are widely understood in the major cities

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 76.2%
    male: 87.9%
    female: 63% (1995 est.)

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