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Sri Lanka


    • Population:
      18,342,660 (July 1995 est.)

        note:
        since the outbreak of hostilities between the government and armed Tamil separatists in the mid-1980s, several hundred thousand Tamil civilians have fled the island; as of late 1992, nearly 115,000 were housed in refugee camps in south India, another 95,000 lived outside the Indian camps, and more than 200,000 Tamils have sought political asylum in the West

    • Age structure:

        0-14 years:
        29% (female 2,597,969; male 2,713,696)

        15-64 years:
        65% (female 6,042,228; male 5,902,343)

        65 years and over:
        6% (female 547,715; male 538,709) (July 1995 est.)

    • Population growth rate:
      1.15% (1995 est.)

    • Birth rate:
      18.13 births/1,000 population (1995 est.)

    • Death rate:
      5.78 deaths/1,000 population (1995 est.)

    • Net migration rate:
      -0.84 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1995 est.)

    • Infant mortality rate:
      21.3 deaths/1,000 live births (1995 est.)

    • Life expectancy at birth:

        total population:
        72.14 years

        male:
        69.58 years

        female:
        74.82 years (1995 est.)

    • Total fertility rate:
      2.08 children born/woman (1995 est.)

    • Nationality:

        noun:
        Sri Lankan(s)

        adjective:
        Sri Lankan

    • Ethnic divisions:
      Sinhalese 74%, Tamil 18%, Moor 7%, Burgher, Malay, and Vedda 1%

    • Religions:
      Buddhist 69%, Hindu 15%, Christian 8%, Muslim 8%

    • Languages:
      Sinhala (official and national language) 74%, Tamil (national language) 18%

        note:
        English is commonly used in government and is spoken by about 10% of the population

    • Literacy:
      age 15 and over can read and write (1990 est.)

        total population:
        88%

        male:
        93%

        female:
        84%

    • Labor force:
      6.6 million

        by occupation:
        agriculture 45.9%, mining and manufacturing 13.3%, trade and transport 12.4%, services and other 28.4% (1985 est.)






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