South Africa Basic Facts  

 
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Population mid-2009..................... .....................49,052,489
GDP per capita 2008(PPP US$)........... 10,100
GDP 2008 (PPP, US$ billions)................ 492.2
Unemployment....................................................................30%

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

Total Area...................................................................471,444 sq. mi.
Urban population (% of total population) ............................... 50
Life expectancy at birth (years)..................................................... 65
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births)........................................ 48
Child malnutrition (% of children under 5) ............................... 9
Access to safe water (% of population) ..................................... 59
Illiteracy (% of population age 15+) .............................................16