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Population 2007............................. ..........................................6,521,998
GDP per capita 2006 (Purchasing PowerParity, US$)..................2,100
GDP 2006 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$ billions)................ 13.43.2
Unemployment...........................................................................2.4%

Average annual growth 1991-97
Population (%) ....... 3.3
Labor force (%) ....... 3.7

Total Area....................................................................................239 sq. mi.
Urban population (% of total population) .................................. 91
Life expectancy at birth (years)....................................................... 73
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births)............................................9
Child malnutrition (% of children under 5) ............................... 7
Access to safe water (% of population) ...................................... 100
Illiteracy (% of population age 15+) ..............................................14