Guatemala Basic Facts  

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  GUATEMALA

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Population (2006) ........................................................................12,293,545
GDP per capita 2006 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$)........... 3,700
GDP 2006 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$ billions)................ 60.57
Unemployment.....................................................................7.5%

Average annual growth 1991-97
Population (%) ....... 2.6
Labor force (%) ....... 1.3

Total Area...................................................................42,408 sq. mi.
Poverty (% of population below national poverty line)...... 26
Urban population (% of total population) ...............................40
Life expectancy at birth (years)..................................................... 64
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births)........................................ 43
Child malnutrition (% of children under 5) ..............................27
Access to safe water (% of population) ..................................... 63
Illiteracy (% of population age 15+) ...........................................33