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Population mid-1999................................................ 77,311,210
GNP per capita 1997 (Atlas method, US$).................... 310
GNP 1997 (Atlas method, US$ billions)................24.0
Unemployment...................................................................25%

Average annual growth 1991-97
Population (%) ....... 2.1
Labor force (%) ....... 2.2

Total Area...................................................................127,246 sq. mi.
Poverty (% of population below national poverty line)...... 51
Urban population (% of total population) ...................................20
Life expectancy at birth (years)..................................................... 68
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births).......................................... 29
Child malnutrition (% of children under 5) ................................. 45
Access to safe water (% of population) ....................................... 47
Illiteracy (% of population age 15+) ............................................. 8