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    Panama People 1995

      Population: 2.63 million (July 1994 est.)

      Population growth rate: 1.94% (1994 est.)

      Birth rate: 24.61 births/1,000 population (1994 est.)

      Death rate: 4.87 deaths/1,000 population (1994 est.)

      Net migration rate: -0.37 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1994 est.)

      Infant mortality rate: 16.5 deaths/1,000 live births (1994 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth:
      total population: 74.88 years
      male: 72.28 years
      female: 77.62 years (1994 est.)

      Total fertility rate: 2.85 children born/woman (1994 est.)

      noun: Panamanian(s)
      adjective: Panamanian

      Ethnic divisions: mestizo (mixed Indian and European ancestry) 70%, West Indian 14%, white 10%, Indian 6%

      Religions: Roman Catholic 85%, Protestant 15%

      Languages: Spanish (official), English 14%
      note: many Panamanians bilingual

      Literacy: age 15 and over can read and write (1990 est.)
      total population: 88%
      male: 88%
      female: 88%
      Labor force: 921,000 (1992 est.)
      by occupation: government and community services 31.8%, agriculture, hunting, and fishing 26.8%, commerce, restaurants, and hotels 16.4%, manufacturing and mining 9.4%, construction 3.2%, transportation and communications 6.2%, finance, insurance, and real estate 4.3%
      note: shortage of skilled labor, but an oversupply of unskilled labor

      NOTE: The information regarding Panama 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 Panama People 1995 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Panama People 1995 should be addressed to the CIA.

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