Ghana Basic Facts  

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Population (2002)...........................................20,244,154
GDP per capita 2001 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$)...........1,980
GDP 2001 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$ billions)................ 39.4
Unemployment.....................................................................20%

Average annual growth 1991-97
Population (%) ....... 2.7
Labor force (%) ....... 2.7

Total Area...................................................................92,100 sq. mi.
Poverty (% of population below national poverty line)...... 31
Urban population (% of total population) ............................... 37
Life expectancy at birth (years)..................................................... 60
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births)........................................66
Child malnutrition (% of children under 5) ..............................27
Access to safe water (% of population) ..................................... 65
Illiteracy (% of population age 15+) ............................................34