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    Sierra Leone People 1998
    http://www.greekorthodoxchurch.org/wfb1998/sierra_leone/sierra_leone_people.html
    SOURCE: 1998 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Population 5,080,004 (July 1998 est.)

      Age structure
      0-14 years: 45% (male 1,130,728; female 1,167,084)
      15-64 years: 52% (male 1,257,901; female 1,367,902)
      65 years and over: 3% (male 79,113; female 77,276) (July 1998 est.)

      Population growth rate 4.01% (1998 est.)

      Birth rate 46.16 births/1,000 population (1998 est.)

      Death rate 17.25 deaths/1,000 population (1998 est.)

      Net migration rate 11.18 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1998 est.)

      Sex ratio
      at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
      under 15 years: 0.96 male(s)/female
      15-64 years: 0.91 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 1.02 male(s)/female (1998 est.)

      Infant mortality rate 129.38 deaths/1,000 live births (1998 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth
      total population: 48.57 years
      male: 45.56 years
      female: 51.66 years (1998 est.)

      Total fertility rate 6.23 children born/woman (1998 est.)

      Nationality
      noun: Sierra Leonean(s)
      adjective: Sierra Leonean

      Ethnic groups 20 native African tribes 90% (Temne 30%, Mende 30%, other 30%), Creole 10% (descendents of freed Jamaican slaves who were settled in the Freetown area in the late-eighteenth century), refugees from Liberia's recent civil war, small numbers of Europeans, Lebanese, Pakistanis and Indians

      Religions Muslim 60%, indigenous beliefs 30%, Christian 10%

      Languages English (official, regular use limited to literate minority), Mende (principal vernacular in the south), Temne (principal vernacular in the north), Krio (English-based Creole, spoken by the descendents of freed Jamaican slaves who were settled in the Freetown area, a lingua franca and a first language for 10% of the population but understood by 95%)

      Literacy
      definition: age 15 and over can read and write in English, Mende, Temne, or Arabic
      total population: 31.4%
      male: 45.4%
      female: 18.2% (1995 est.)

      NOTE: The information regarding Sierra Leone 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 Sierra Leone People 1998 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Sierra Leone People 1998 should be addressed to the CIA.

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    Revised 21-Dec-01
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