Mauritania Basic Facts

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  MAURITANIA

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Population 2002.............................................3,270,065
GDP per capita 2001 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$)........... 2,600
GDP 2001 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$ billions)................ 8.124
Unemployment.....................................................................20%

Average annual growth 1991-97
Population (%) ....... 2.8
Labor force (%) ....... 3.1

Total Area...................................................................309,494 sq. mi.
Urban population (% of total population) ............................... 54
Life expectancy at birth (years)..................................................... 53.51
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births)........................................ 68.07
Illiteracy (% of population age 15+) ...........................................62