Brazil Basic Facts  

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  BRAZIL

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Population 2002 ................................176,029,000
GNP per capita 2001 (Atlas method, US$)........... 7,400
GDP 2001 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$ billions)................ 1,340
Unemployment.....................................................................6%

Average annual growth 1991-97
Population (%) ....... 1.4
Labor force (%) ....... 1.8

Total Area...................................................................3,286,475 sq. mi.
Poverty (% of population below national poverty line)....17.4
Urban population (% of total population) ............................... 80
Life expectancy at birth (years)..................................................... 67
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births)........................................ 34
Child malnutrition (% of children under 5) ............................... 6
Access to safe water (% of population) ..................................... 69
Illiteracy (% of population age 15+) .............................................16