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    Rwanda People 1995

      Population: 8,373,963 (July 1994 est.)
      note: the demographic estimates were prepared before civil strife, starting in April 1994, set in motion substantial and continuing population changes

      Population growth rate: 2.78% (1994 est.)

      Birth rate: 49.17 births/1,000 population (1994 est.)

      Death rate: 21.35 deaths/1,000 population (1994 est.)

      Net migration rate: 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1994 est.)

      Infant mortality rate: 118.7 deaths/1,000 live births (1994 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth:
      total population: 40.25 years
      male: 39.33 years
      female: 41.21 years (1994 est.)

      Total fertility rate: 8.19 children born/woman (1994 est.)

      noun: Rwandan(s)
      adjective: Rwandan

      Ethnic divisions: Hutu 90%, Tutsi 9%, Twa (Pygmoid) 1%

      Religions: Roman Catholic 65%, Protestant 9%, Muslim 1%, indigenous beliefs and other 25%

      Languages: Kinyarwanda (official), French (official), Kiswahili used in commercial centers

      Literacy: age 15 and over can read and write (1990 est.)
      total population: 50%
      male: 64%
      female: 37%
      Labor force: 3.6 million
      by occupation: agriculture 93%, government and services 5%, industry and commerce 2%
      note: 49% of population of working age (1985)

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

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