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Population 2006......................................................49,044,790
GDP per capita 2006 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$)........... 24,200
GDP 2006 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$ billions)................ 1118
Unemployment.....................................................................3.3%

Average annual growth 1991-97
Population (%) ....... 1.0
Labor force (%) ....... 2.4

Total Area...................................................................38,031 sq. mi.
Urban population (% of total population) ............................... 83
Life expectancy at birth (years)..................................................... 72
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births)........................................ 9
Access to safe water (% of population) .....................................83
Illiteracy (% of population age 15+) ............................................. 3