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Population 2009..................................................29,546,000
GNP per capita 2008 (PPP, US$)........... $8,400
GDP 2008 (PPP, US$ billions)................ 131.4
Unemployment...................................................................8.4%

Average annual growth 1991-97
Population (%) ....... 1.7
Labor force (%) ....... 3.1

Total Area...................................................................496,222 sq. mi.
Poverty (% of population below national poverty line)...... 54
Urban population (% of total population) ............................... 72
Life expectancy at birth (years)..................................................... 69
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births)........................................40
Child malnutrition (% of children under 5) ............................... 8
Access to safe water (% of population) .....................................66
Illiteracy (% of population age 15+) ............................................11