Uruguay Basic Facts

 
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Population mid-1999...................................................3,308,523
GNP per capita 1997 (Atlas method, US$)........... 6,130
GNP 1997 (Atlas method, US$ billions)................ 20.0
Unemployment.....................................................................10.5%

Average annual growth 1991-97
Population (%) ....... 0.7
Labor force (%) ....... 1.1

Total Area...................................................................1,068,298 sq. mi.
Poverty (% of population below national poverty line)...... 26
Urban population (% of total population) ...............................91
Life expectancy at birth (years)..................................................... 74
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births)........................................ 16
Child malnutrition (% of children under 5) ...............................4
Access to safe water (% of population) ..................................... 89
Illiteracy (% of population age 15+) ............................................. 3