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    Sierra Leone People 1997
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    SOURCE: 1997 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Population 4,891,546 (July 1997 est.)

      Age structure
      0-14 years: 45% (male 1,084,736; female 1,119,802)
      15-64 years: 52% (male 1,216,111; female 1,320,847)
      65 years and over: 3% (male 76,371; female 73,679) (July 1997 est.)

      Population growth rate 3.54% (1997 est.)

      Birth rate 46.67 births/1,000 population (1997 est.)

      Death rate 17.75 deaths/1,000 population (1997 est.)

      Net migration rate 6.5 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1997 est.)

      Sex ratio
      at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
      under 15 years: 0.97 male(s)/female
      15-64 years: 0.92 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 1.04 male(s)/female
      total population : 0.94 male(s)/female (1997 est.)

      Infant mortality rate 132.5 deaths/1,000 live births (1997 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth
      total population: 48.02 years
      male: 45.06 years
      female: 51.07 years (1997 est.)

      Total fertility rate 6.29 children born/woman (1997 est.)

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

      Ethnic groups 13 native African tribes 99% (Temne 30%, Mende 30%, other 39%), Creole,European, Lebanese, and Asian 1%

      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 (the language of the re-settled ex-slave population of the Freetown areaand is lingua franca)

      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 1997 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Sierra Leone People 1997 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Sierra Leone People 1997 should be addressed to the CIA.

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