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Libya:
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Population
Definition - World rank and map
6,173,579
note: includes 166,510 non-nationals (July 2008 est.)
Population density
Definition - World rank and map
3.5 people per sq. km (July 2008 est.)
Age structure
Definition - World rank and map
0-14 years: 33.2% (male 1,046,400/female 1,002,148)
15-64 years: 62.6% (male 1,988,038/female 1,875,034)
65 years and over: 4.2% (male 128,386/female 133,573) (2008 est.)
Median Age
Definition - World rank and map
total: 23.6 years
male: 23.7 years
female: 23.5 years (2008 est.)
Population growth rate
Definition - World rank and map
2.216% (2008 est.)
Birth rate
Definition - World rank and map
25.62 births/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Death rate
Definition - World rank and map
3.46 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Net migration rate
Definition - World rank and map
NA
Sex ratio
Definition
at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.96 male(s)/female
total population: 1.05 male(s)/female (2008 est.)
Infant mortality rate
Definition - World rank and map
total: 21.94 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 24.14 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 19.63 deaths/1,000 live births (2008 est.)
Life expectancy at birth
Definition - World rank and map
total population: 77.07 years
male: 74.81 years
female: 79.44 years (2008 est.)
Total fertility rate
Definition - World rank and map
3.15 children born/woman (2008 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate
Definition - World rank and map
0.3% (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS
Definition - World rank and map
10,000 (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths
Definition
NA
Nationality
Definition
noun: Libyan(s)
adjective: Libyan
Ethnic groups
Definition
Berber and Arab 97%, other 3% (includes Greeks, Maltese, Italians, Egyptians, Pakistanis, Turks, Indians, and Tunisians)
Religions
Definition
Sunni Muslim 97%, other 3%
Languages
Definition
Arabic, Italian, English, all are widely understood in the major cities
Literacy
Definition
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 82.6%
male: 92.4%
female: 72% (2003 est.)


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