Venezuela Basic Facts

 
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Population mid-1999 ..............................................23,203,466
GNP per capita 1997 (Atlas method, US$)...........3,480
GNP 1997 (Atlas method, US$ billions)................ 79.3
Unemployment.....................................................................11.5%

Average annual growth 1991-97
Population (%) ....... 2.2
Labor force (%) ....... 3.0

Total Area...................................................................352,143 sq. mi.
Poverty (% of population below national poverty line)...... 26
Urban population (% of total population) ............................... 86
Life expectancy at birth (years)..................................................... 73
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births)........................................ 21
Child malnutrition (% of children under 5) ............................... 5
Access to safe water (% of population) ..................................... 79
Illiteracy (% of population age 15+) ............................................8