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Population mid-2009................................... 3,360,474
GDP per capita 2008 (purchassing power parity US$)...........11,600
GDP 2008 (purchassing power parity, US$ billions)................ 38.49
Unemployment.....................................................................6.31%

Average annual growth 1991-97
Population (%) ....... 1.8
Labor force (%) ....... 2.6

Total Area...................................................................29,761 sq. mi.
Urban population (% of total population) ...............................56
Life expectancy at birth (years)..................................................... 74
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births)........................................ 21
Child malnutrition (% of children under 5) ...............................6
Access to safe water (% of population) .....................................84
Illiteracy (% of population age 15+) ............................................9