Malawi Basic Facts

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  MALAWI

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Population 1999 ..................................................10,701,824
GDP per capita 2001 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$).............. 660
GDP 2001 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$ billions)................7


Average annual growth 1991-97
Population (%) ....... 2.7
Labor force (%) ....... 2.3

Total Area...................................................................45,754 sq. mi.
Poverty (% of population below national poverty line)...... 54
Urban population (% of total population) ............................... 14
Life expectancy at birth (years).....................................................43
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births).......................................133
Child malnutrition (% of children under 5) .............................30
Access to safe water (% of population) ..................................... 60
Illiteracy (% of population age 15+) ............................................42