Guyana Basic Facts  

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  GUYANA

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Population (2002) ...............................................698,209
GDP per capita 2000 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$)........... 3,600
GDP 1997 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$ billions)................2.5
Unemployment.....................................................................9.1%

Average annual growth 1991-97
Population (%) ....... 1.0
Labor force (%) ....... 2.2

Total Area...................................................................706,116 sq. mi.
Urban population (% of total population) ............................... 37
Life expectancy at birth (years)..................................................... 64
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births)........................................ 58
Child malnutrition (% of children under 5) ..............................18
Access to safe water (% of population) ..................................... 83
Illiteracy (% of population age 15+) .............................................2