Maldives Basic Facts

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Population 2002 .................................................. 320,165
GDP per capita 2001 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$)...........3870
GDP 2001 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$ billions)................ 1.2
Unemployment.....................................................................0%

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

Total Area...................................................................1,068,298 sq. mi.
Urban population (% of total population) ............................... 27
Life expectancy at birth (years)..................................................... 67
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births)........................................ 32
Child malnutrition (% of children under 5) ..............................39
Access to safe water (% of population) ....................................100
Illiteracy (% of population age 15+) ............................................. 4