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Population 2006 ............................................... 1,641,564

GDP per capita 2006 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$)........... 2000
GDP 2006 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$ billions)................ 3.25

Average annual growth 1991-97
Population (%) ....... 3.4
Labor force (%) .......3.4

Total Area...................................................................4363 sq. mi.
Poverty (% of population below national poverty line)...... 64
Urban population (% of total population) ............................... 30
Life expectancy at birth (years)..................................................... 53
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births)........................................ 78
Child malnutrition (% of children under 5) ............................ 26
Access to safe water (% of population) ..................................... 50
Illiteracy (% of population age 15+) ............................................67