Nigeria Basic Facts  

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Population 2009 ......................................149,229,090
GDP per capita 2008 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$)...........2,300
GDP 2008 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$ billions)................ 220.3
Unemployment.....................................................................28%

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

Total Area...................................................................356,700 sq. mi.
Poverty (% of population below national poverty line)...... 34
Urban population (% of total population) .............................41
Life expectancy at birth (years)..................................................... 54
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births)........................................77
Child malnutrition (% of children under 5) ............................39
Access to safe water (% of population) .....................................50
Illiteracy (% of population age 15+) ............................................40