Madagascar Basic Facts

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  MADAGASCAR

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Population 2002...............................16,473,477

GDP per capita 2001 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$)........... 870
GDP 2001 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$ billions)................14

Average annual growth 1991-97
Population (%) ....... 2.9
Labor force (%) ....... 2.9

Total Area.................................................................226,656 sq. mi.
Urban population (% of total population) ...............................28
Life expectancy at birth (years).....................................................57
Child malnutrition (% of children under 5) ..........................24
Access to safe water (% of population) ..................................... 34
Illiteracy (% of population age 15+) ............................................16