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Population 1999 ................................................................. 259,191
GNP per capita (purchasing power parity,US$)$11,200
GNP 1998 purchasing power parity— $2.9 billion
Unemployment.....................................................................12%

Average annual growth 1991-97
Population (%) ....... 0.3
Labor force (%) ....... 1

Total Area...................................................................166 sq. mi.
Urban population (% of total population) ............................... 48
Life expectancy at birth (years)..................................................... 76
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births)........................................ 14
Child malnutrition (% of children under 5) ...............................6
Access to safe water (% of population) .................................. 100