Benin Basic Facts

 
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Population mid-2003................................... 7,041,00
GDP per capita 2003 (Purchase Power Parity$)........... $1,100
GNP 1997 (Purchase Power Parity$))................ 7.3 Billion
Unemployment.....................................................................12%

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

Total Area.......................................................................43,500 sq. mi.
Poverty (% of population below national poverty line)......33
Urban population (% of total population) ...............................40
Life expectancy at birth (years)..................................................... 53
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births)........................................ 88
Child malnutrition (% of children under 5) ............................ 29
Access to safe water (% of population) ..................................... 72
Illiteracy (% of population age 15+) .......................................... 66