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Population mid-1999 .....................................272,639,608
GNP per capita 1997 (Atlas method, US$)...........29,080
GNP 1997 (Atlas method, US$ billions).............7,783.1
Unemployment.....................................................................4.5%

Average annual growth 1991-97
Population (%) ....... 1.0
Labor force (%) .......1.3

Total Area..................................................................3,717,797 sq. mi.
Urban population (% of total population) ............................... 77

Life expectancy at birth (years)..................................................... 76
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births)........................................ 7
Child malnutrition (% of children under 5) ............................... 1
Access to safe water (% of population) .....................................73
Illiteracy (% of population age 15+) .............................................-