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Population 2007 ........................................................ 2,125,262

GDP per capita 2006 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$)...........2,600
GDP 2006 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$ billions)...............5.1

Unemployment.......................................................................................45%

Average annual growth 1991-97
Population (%) .......2.2
Labor force (%) ....... 2.6

Total Area..................................................................11,718 sq. mi.
Poverty (% of population below national poverty line)......49
Urban population (% of total population) ............................... 26
Life expectancy at birth (years)..................................................... 56
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births)........................................ 93
Child malnutrition (% of children under 5) ..............................16
Access to safe water (% of population) ..................................... 62
Illiteracy (% of population age 15+) ............................................18