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    Soviet Union People - 1989
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    SOURCE: 1989 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Population: 288,742,345 (July 1989), growth rate 0.8% (1989)

      Birth rate: 18 births/1,000 population (1989)

      Death rate: 11 deaths/1,000 population (1989)

      Net migration rate: 0 migrants/1,000 population (1989)

      Infant mortality rate: 25 deaths/1,000 live births (1989)

      Life expectancy at birth: 64 years male, 74 years female (1989)

      Total fertility rate: 2.4 children born/woman (1989)

      Nationality: noun--Soviet(s); adjective--Soviet

      Ethnic divisions: 52% Russian, 16% Ukrainian, 32% among over 100 other ethnic groups, according to 1979 census

      Religion: 20% Russian Orthodox; 10% Muslim; 7% Protestant, Georgian Orthodox, Armenian Orthodox, and Roman Catholic; less than 1% Jewish; 60% atheist (est.)

      Language: Russian (official); more than 200 languages and dialects (at least 18 with more than 1 million speakers); 75% Slavic group, 8% other Indo-European, 12% Altaic, 3% Uralian, 2% Caucasian

      Literacy: 99%

      Labor force: 151,000,000 civilians; 78% industry and other nonagricultural fields, 22% agriculture; shortage of skilled labor (1988)

      Organized labor: 98% of workers are union members; all trade unions are organized within the All-Union Central Council of Trade Unions (AUCCTU) and conduct their work under guidance of the Communist party

      NOTE: The information regarding Soviet Union on this page is re-published from the 1989 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Soviet Union People 1989 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Soviet Union People 1989 should be addressed to the CIA.

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