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Liberia:
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Population
Definition - World rank and map
3,334,587 (July 2008 est.)
Population density
Definition - World rank and map
34.6 people per sq. km (July 2008 est.)
Age structure
Definition - World rank and map
0-14 years: 44% (male 734,375/female 731,287)
15-64 years: 53.3% (male 879,848/female 896,319)
65 years and over: 2.8% (male 45,175/female 47,583) (2008 est.)
Median Age
Definition - World rank and map
total: 18 years
male: 17.8 years
female: 18.2 years (2008 est.)
Population growth rate
Definition - World rank and map
3.661% (2008 est.)
Birth rate
Definition - World rank and map
42.92 births/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Death rate
Definition - World rank and map
21.45 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Net migration rate
Definition - World rank and map
15.14 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Sex ratio
Definition
at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 0.98 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.95 male(s)/female
total population: 0.99 male(s)/female (2008 est.)
Infant mortality rate
Definition - World rank and map
total: 143.89 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 159.5 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 127.81 deaths/1,000 live births (2008 est.)
Life expectancy at birth
Definition - World rank and map
total population: 41.13 years
male: 39.85 years
female: 42.46 years (2008 est.)
Total fertility rate
Definition - World rank and map
5.87 children born/woman (2008 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate
Definition - World rank and map
5.9% (2003 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS
Definition - World rank and map
100,000 (2003 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths
Definition
7,200 (2003 est.)
Major infectious diseases
Definition
degree of risk: very high
food or waterborne diseases: bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever
vectorborne diseases: malaria and yellow fever
water contact disease: schistosomiasis
aerosolized dust or soil contact disease: Lassa fever
animal contact disease: rabies (2008)
Nationality
Definition
noun: Liberian(s)
adjective: Liberian
Ethnic groups
Definition
indigenous African 95% (including Kpelle, Bassa, Gio, Kru, Grebo, Mano, Krahn, Gola, Gbandi, Loma, Kissi, Vai, Dei, Bella, Mandingo, and Mende), 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
Definition
Christian 40%, Muslim 20%, indigenous beliefs 40%
Languages
Definition
English 20% (official), some 20 ethnic group languages, of which a few can be written and are used in correspondence
Literacy
Definition
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 57.5%
male: 73.3%
female: 41.6% (2003 est.)


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