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Population 2002 .........................................................1,233,353
GDP per capita 2001 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$)........... 5,500
GDP 2001 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$ billions)................ 6.7
Unemployment.....................................................................21%

Average annual growth 1991-97
Population (%) ....... 2.6
Labor force (%) ....... 2.2

Total Area...................................................................103,348 sq. mi.
Poverty (% of population below national poverty line)...... 26
Urban population (% of total population) ............................... 52
Life expectancy at birth (years).....................................................52
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births)........................................87
Child malnutrition (% of children under 5) ............................... 2
Access to safe water (% of population) ..................................... 65
Illiteracy (% of population age 15+) ............................................36