Zambia Basic Facts

 
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Population mid-1999 .....................................9,663,535
GNP per capita 1997 (Atlas method, US$)..........370
GNP 1997 (Atlas method, US$ billions)................ 3.5
Unemployment.....................................................................22%

Average annual growth 1991-97
Population (%) ....... 2.7
Labor force (%) ....... 3.1

Total Area...................................................................290,583 sq. mi.
Poverty (% of population below national poverty line)...... 86
Urban population (% of total population) ............................... 44
Life expectancy at birth (years)..................................................... 43
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births)........................................ 113
Child malnutrition (% of children under 5) ............................... 24
Access to safe water (% of population) ..................................... 53
Illiteracy (% of population age 15+) ...........................................25