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    Egypt People 1995

      Population: 60,765,028 (July 1994 est.)

      Population growth rate: 1.95% (1994 est.)

      Birth rate: 28.69 births/1,000 population (1994 est.)

      Death rate: 8.87 deaths/1,000 population (1994 est.)

      Net migration rate: -0.35 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1994 est.)

      Infant mortality rate: 76.4 deaths/1,000 live births (1994 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth:
      total population: 60.79 years
      male: 58.91 years
      female: 62.76 years (1994 est.)

      Total fertility rate: 3.77 children born/woman (1994 est.)

      noun: Egyptian(s)
      adjective: Egyptian

      Ethnic divisions: Eastern Hamitic stock (Egyptians, Bedouins, and Berbers) 99%, Greek, Nubian, Armenian, other European (primarily Italian and French) 1%

      Religions: Muslim (mostly Sunni) 94% (official estimate), Coptic Christian and other 6% (official estimate)

      Languages: Arabic (official), English and French widely understood by educated classes

      Literacy: age 15 and over can read and write (1990 est.)
      total population: 48%
      male: 63%
      female: 34%
      Labor force: 15 million (1992 est.)
      by occupation: government, public sector enterprises, and armed forces 36%, agriculture 34%, privately owned service and manufacturing enterprises 20% (1984)
      note: shortage of skilled labor; 2,500,000 Egyptians work abroad, mostly in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Arab states (1993 est.)

      NOTE: The information regarding Egypt on this page is re-published from the 1995 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Egypt People 1995 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Egypt People 1995 should be addressed to the CIA.

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