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    West Bank People - 1989

      Population: 1,014,856 (July 1989), growth rate 2.3% (1989); in addition, there are 65,000 Jewish settlers in the West Bank and 104,000 (est.) in East Jerusalem

      Birth rate: 38 births/1,000 population (1989)

      Death rate: 7 deaths/1,000 population (1989)

      Net migration rate: - 8 migrants/1,000 population (1989)

      Infant mortality rate: 49 deaths/1,000 live births (1989)

      Life expectancy at birth: 65 years male, 68 years female (1989)

      Total fertility rate: 5.1 children born/woman (1989)

      Nationality: NA

      Ethnic divisions: 88% Palestinian Arab and other, 12% Jewish

      Religion: 80% Muslim (predominantly Sunni), 12% Jewish, 8% Christian and other

      Language: Arabic, Israeli settlers speak Hebrew, English widely understood

      Literacy: NA%

      Labor force: NA; excluding Israeli Jewish settlers--29.8% small industry, commerce, and business, 24.2% construction, 22.4% agriculture, 23.6% service and other (1984)

      Organized labor: NA

      NOTE: The information regarding West Bank 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 West Bank People 1989 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about West Bank People 1989 should be addressed to the CIA.

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