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    Liberia People - 2002
    http://www.greekorthodoxchurch.org/wfb2002/liberia/liberia_people.html
    SOURCE: 2002 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Population 3,288,198 (July 2002 est.)

      Age structure
      0-14 years: 43.3% (male 714,563; female 709,582)
      15-64 years: 53.2% (male 854,324; female 894,753)
      65 years and over: 3.5% (male 57,925; female 57,051) (2002 est.)

      Population growth rate 1.91% (2002 est.)

      Birth rate 45.95 births/1,000 population (2002 est.)

      Death rate 16.05 deaths/1,000 population (2002 est.)

      Net migration rate -10.8 migrant(s)/1,000 population
      note: by the end of 1999, all Liberian refugees who had fled the domestic strife were assumed to have returned (2002 est.)

      Sex ratio
      at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
      under 15 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
      15-64 years: 0.95 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 1.02 male(s)/female
      total population: 0.98 male(s)/female (2002 est.)

      Infant mortality rate 130.21 deaths/1,000 live births (2002 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth
      total population: 51.8 years
      female: 53.33 years (2002 est.)
      male: 50.33 years

      Total fertility rate 6.29 children born/woman (2002 est.)

      HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate 9% (2001 est.)

      HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS 125,000 (2001 est.)

      HIV/AIDS - deaths 13,000 (2001 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), Congo People 2.5% (descendants of immigrants from the Caribbean who had been slaves)

      Religions indigenous beliefs 40%, Christian 40%, Muslim 20%

      Languages English 20% (official), some 20 ethnic group 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: these figures are increasing because of the improving school system

      NOTE: The information regarding Liberia on this page is re-published from the 2002 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Liberia People 2002 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Liberia People 2002 should be addressed to the CIA.

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