Malaysia Basic Facts

 
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Population 2002 .....................................................22,662,365
GDP per capita 2001 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$)...........9,000
GDP 2001 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$ billions)................ 200
Unemployment.....................................................................3.7%

Average annual growth 1991-97
Population (%) ....... 2.5
Labor force (%) ....... 2.9

Total Area...................................................................127,317 sq. mi.
Urban population (% of total population) ............................... 55
Life expectancy at birth (years)..................................................... 72
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births)........................................ 11
Child malnutrition (% of children under 5) .............................20
Access to safe water (% of population) ..................................... 89
Illiteracy (% of population age 15+) ............................................14