Mauritius Basic Facts

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Population 2002........................................................1,200,206
GDP per capita 2001 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$)...........10,800
GDP 2001 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$ billions)................12.9
Unemployment.....................................................................8.6%

Average annual growth 1991-97
Population (%) ....... 1.2
Labor force (%) ....... 2.0

Total Area...................................................................718 sq. mi.
Poverty (% of population below national poverty line)...... 11
Urban population (% of total population) ............................... 41
Life expectancy at birth (years)..................................................... 71
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births)........................................ 20
Child malnutrition (% of children under 5) .............................15
Access to safe water (% of population) ....................................100
Illiteracy (% of population age 15+) ............................................17