Afghanistan Basic Facts

 
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Population 1999 (millions) ................................ 25.82
GNP per capita 1997 (Atlas method, US$)........... 800
GNP 1997 (Atlas method, US$ billions)................ 20
Unemployment.....................................................................8%

Average annual growth 1991-97
Population (%) ....... 2.9
Labor force (%) ....... 3.31

Total Area...................................................................250,000 sq. mi.
Urban population (% of total population) ..........................20.7
Life expectancy at birth (years)................................................45.49
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births)......................................151
Child malnutrition (% of children under 5) ..............................40
Access to safe water (% of population) ..................................... 66
Illiteracy (% of population age 15+) ............................................49