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    Libya People 2000

      Population: 5,115,450
      note: includes 162,669 non-nationals (July 2000 est.)

      Age structure:
      0-14 years: 36% (male 938,476; female 899,139)
      15-64 years: 60% (male 1,595,306; female 1,485,069)
      65 years and over: 4% (male 97,770; female 99,690) (2000 est.)

      Population growth rate: 2.42% (2000 est.)

      Birth rate: 27.68 births/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Death rate: 3.51 deaths/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Net migration rate: 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Sex ratio:
      at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
      under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
      15-64 years: 1.07 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 0.98 male(s)/female
      total population: 1.06 male(s)/female (2000 est.)

      Infant mortality rate: 30.08 deaths/1,000 live births (2000 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth:
      total population: 75.45 years
      male: 73.34 years
      female: 77.66 years (2000 est.)

      Total fertility rate: 3.71 children born/woman (2000 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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