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    Liberia People 1998
    http://www.greekorthodoxchurch.org/wfb1998/liberia/liberia_people.html
    SOURCE: 1998 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Population 2,771,901 (July 1998 est.)

      Age structure
      0-14 years: 45% (male 622,797; female 616,902)
      15-64 years: 52% (male 734,425; female 700,124)
      65 years and over: 3% (male 47,099; female 50,554) (July 1998 est.)

      Population growth rate 5.76% (1998 est.)

      Birth rate 41.88 births/1,000 population (1998 est.)

      Death rate 11.28 deaths/1,000 population (1998 est.)

      Net migration rate 27.02 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1998 est.)
      note: until domestic peace is restored, many Liberian refugees will not return from exile

      Sex ratio
      at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
      under 15 years: 1 male(s)/female
      15-64 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 0.93 male(s)/female (1998 est.)

      Infant mortality rate 103.13 deaths/1,000 live births (1998 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth
      total population: 59.45 years
      male: 56.81 years
      female: 62.16 years (1998 est.)

      Total fertility rate 6.09 children born/woman (1998 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-Liberians 2.5% (descendants of immigrants from the US who had been slaves)

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

      Languages English 20% (official), about 20 tribal languages, of which a few can be 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 1998 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Liberia People 1998 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Liberia People 1998 should be addressed to the CIA.

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