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Population 2002..............................................................10,639,7442
GDP per capita 2001 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$).........820
GDP 2001 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$ billions)................ 8.4

Average annual growth 1991-97
Population (%) ....... 3.4
Labor force (%) .......3.1

Total Area...................................................................489,206 sq. mi.
Poverty (% of population below national poverty line)...... 63

Urban population (% of total population) ...............................19
Life expectancy at birth (years).....................................................47
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births).......................................118
Child malnutrition (% of children under 5) ..............................43
Access to safe water (% of population) ..................................... 48
Illiteracy (% of population age 15+) ........................................86