Bangladesh Basic Facts

 
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Population (millions) ..........................................129,194,000
GNP per capita 1997 (Atlas method, US$)........... 360
GNP 1997 (Atlas method, US$ billions)................44.1
Unemployment.....................................................................35.2%

Average annual growth 1991-97
Population (%) ....... 1.6
Labor force (%) ....... 2.9

Total Area...........................................................................55,598 mi.
Poverty (% of population below national poverty line)......36
Urban population (% of total population) ............................... 19
Life expectancy at birth (years)..................................................... 58
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births)........................................ 75
Child malnutrition (% of children under 5) ........................... 56
Access to safe water (% of population) ..................................... 84
Illiteracy (% of population age 15+) ............................................61