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Population mid-2009 .............................................21,762.900


GDP per capita 2009 (PPP, US$)........... 3,2000
GDP 2008 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$ billions)................ 102.5
Unemployment....................................................................9.2%

Average annual growth 1991-97
Population (%) ....... 2.9
Labor force (%) ....... 4.6

Total Area...................................................................71,498 sq. mi.
Poverty (% of population below national poverty line)...... 26
Urban population (% of total population) ............................... 53
Life expectancy at birth (years).....................................................69
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births)........................................ 31
Child malnutrition (% of children under 5) ...............................13
Access to safe water (% of population) ..................................... 88
Illiteracy (% of population age 15+) ............................................28