Belize Basic Facts  

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  BELIZE

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Population 2002 ........................................................262,299
GNP per capita 1997 (Atlas method, US$)........... $2670
GNP 2001 (Purchasing parity method, US$ millions)................ 830
Unemployment.....................................................................11.5%

Average annual growth 1991-97
Population (%) ....... 2.8
Labor force (%) ....... 3.8

Total Area...................................................................8,865 sq. mi.
Urban population (% of total population) ............................... 47
Life expectancy at birth (years)..................................................... 75
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births)........................................ 32
Child malnutrition (% of children under 5) ............................... 6
Access to safe water (% of population) ..................................... 83
Illiteracy (% of population age 15+) .......................................... 25