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AttributeDataYearintern. RankingData source
Geography
Area (sq km)22,9662015150
Coastline (km)3862017116
Human Development Index
Human Development Index0.712015103
HDI rank103201586
GNI per capita rank minus HDI rank (2011 PPP $)14201145
HDI rank (2011 PPP $)103201186
Population
Total population359,2862015172
Population in 2030471,7752015171
Average annual growth (%) 2000/20052.72201534
Average annual growth (%) 2010/20152.22201550
Urban population (%) 201543.972015132
Population under age 539,0002015166
Population Age 15-64230,0002015171
Population age 65 and older12,0002015175
Median age (years)23.452015121
(per 100 people ages 15-64) Young age (0-14)50.88201567
(per 100 people ages 15-64) Old age (65 and older) 20155.902015141
Total fertility rate (births per woman) 2000/20053.35201570
Total fertility rate (births per woman) 2010/20152.64201576
Mother s mean age at first birth---2010
Contraceptive prevalence rate (%)55.20200573
Birth registration (% under age 5) 2010-201595.00201589
Health
Life expectancy at birth (years)70.082015118
Child malnutrition Stunting (moderate or severe) 2010-201519.30201578
Mortality rates Infant 2015 per 100014.202015103
Mortality rates Under-five per 100016.502015102
Life expectancy at age 60 2010/201516.962015143
Maternal mortality ratio (deaths per 100,000 live births)282015115
Physicians 2001-2014 per 1.00008.282014111
Hospital bed density (beds/1,000 population)1.102010149
Deaths due to Malaria 2012 per 100.0000201288
Deaths due to Tuberculosis per 100.0001.802014126
Deaths due to HIV prevalence, adult 2015 per 100.0001.50201532
Infants lacking immunization DTP 20144.00201483
Infants lacking immunization Measles 20145.002014126
Public health expenditure 2014 % of GDB3.88201481
Depth of food deficit (kilocalories per person per day) (%) 2013/201541.00201573
Education
Expected years of schooling (years)12.772015108
Mean years of schooling (years)10.47201559
Literacy rate Adult (% ages 15 and older) 2005-201582.69201597
Literacy rate Youth (% ages 15-24) Female 2005-201589.942015104
Literacy rate Youth (% ages 15-24) Male 2005-201587.322015114
Pupil-teacher ratio, primary school (number of pupils per teacher) 2010-20122.39201481
Government expenditure on education (% of GDP) 2010-20146.22201427
Population with at least some secondary education (% ages 25 and older) 20077.62201560
Gross enrolment ratio Pre-primary (% of preschool-age children) 2010-201550.242015111
Gross enrolment ratio Primary (% of primary school-age population) 2010-201111.73201539
Gross enrolment ratio Secondary (% of secondary school-age population) 201079.882015110
Gross enrolment ratio Tertiary (% of tertiary school-age population) 2010-224.18201598
Gross enrolment ratio Primary school dropout rate (% of primary school coho5.332015102
Primary school teachers trained to teach (%) 2005-201560.75201599
Economy
Gross national income (GNI) per capita (2011 PPP $)7,374.812015117
GDP - per capita (PPP)8,800.002013123
GDP - per capita (PPP)8,024.842011109
GDP (purchasing power parity, $)3,083,000,000.002013180
GDP (purchasing power parity, $)2.882011163
GDP - real growth rate (%)2.502013130
Exports in US-Dollar633,000,000.002013167
Imports in US-Dollar864,000,000.002013179
External Debt in US-Dollar1,048,000,000.002013160
External debt stock (% of GNI) 2005-201482.92201315
Inflation rate (consumer prices) (%)1.302013184
Industrial production growth rate (%)-1.002013172
Current account balance0.00201364
Reserves of foreign exchange and gold273,000,000.002013156
Stock of direct foreign investment - at home---2013
Market value of publicly traded shares---2011
Budget surplus/deficit (% of GDP)3.50201313
Total tax revenue (% of GDP) 2005-201422.64201433
Taxes and other revenues (% of GDP) 2005-201428.72201443
Research and development expenditure (% of GDP) 2005-2014---2014
Domestic credit provided by financial sector (% of GDP) 2010-201566.58201571
Total debt service (% of GNI) 20145.82201423
Employment
Labor force120,5002013178
Employment to population ratio 201561.57201561
Labour force participation rate 201569.82201545
Employment in agriculture 2010-2014---2014
Employment in services 2010-2014---2014
Unemployment Total 201511.81201542
Unemployment Youth 201522.01201551
Youth not in school or employment 2010-201427.87201418
Vulnerable employment 2005-201423.50201474
Child labour 2009-2015 (% ages 5-14)3.002015102
Working poor at PPP$3.10 a day 2004-2013---2013
Mandatory paid maternity leave 2015 (days)98201570
Old-age pension recipients 2004-2013 (% of statutory pension age population64.60201376
Income quintile ratio Average annual change (%) 2000/2014---2015
Traffic
Airports47.00201692
Roadways (km)2,870.002010169
Railways (km)---2008
Waterways (km)825.0020156
Military
Military expenditures (% of GDP)---2013
Agriculture
Irrigated land (sq km)30.002008154
Communication
Telephones - main lines in use25,4002012178
Telephones - mobile cellular164,2002012183
Internet users36,0002009177
Nature and Environment
Carbon dioxide emissions per capita (tonnes)1.502013121
Carbon dioxide emissions from consumption of energy (Mt)536,3002011177
Carbon dioxide emissions - Average annual change (%) 1990/2013-0.442015123
Total renewable water resources (cu km)18.552011121
Fresh water withdrawals (% of total renewable water resources) 2005-2014---2015
Natural resource depletion (% of GNI) 2010-20145.16201465
Forest area (% of total land area)59.90201527
Forest area change (%) 1990-2015-15.452015149
Energy
Electricity - production (kWh)524,200,0002011158
Electricity - consumption (kWh)630,000,0002010162
Electricity - imports (kWh)171,000,000201288
Electricity - installed generating capacity (kW)178,1002010159
Electricity - from fossil fuels (% of total installed capacity)51.102010152
Electricity - from hydroelectric plants (% of total installed capacity)32.00201071
Electricity - from nuclear fuels (% of total installed capacity)0.00201099
Electricity - from other renewable sources (% of total installed capacity)16.90201010
Industry and Production
Crude oil - production (bbl/day)3,2392012100
Crude oil - exports (bbl/day)4,345201065
Crude oil - imports (bbl/day)02010209
Crude oil - proved reserves (bbl)6,700,000201093
Refined petroleum products - production (bbl/day)02011171
Refined petroleum products - consumption (bbl/day)7,0442011208
Natural gas - production (cu m)02011103
Natural gas - consumption (cu m)02010171
Natural gas - exports (cu m)0201165
Natural gas - imports (cu m)02011159
Natural gas proved reserves (cu m)02013114
Prices
Consumer price index (2010=100) 201598.402015175
Domestic food price level (USA = 1.0) 2010-20143.03201496
Domestic food price level Volatility index 2010-201427.9020142
Human security
Refugees by country of origin512015153
Internally displaced persons---2015
Homeless people due to natural disaster (average annual per million people)0.002015163
Orphaned children---2014
Prison population (per 100,000 people) 2004-201544920158
Homicide rate (per 100,000 people) 2010-201434.4020146
Suicide rate (per 100,000 people) Female 20120.502012169
Suicide rate (per 100,000 people) Male 201252012145
Violence against women ever experienced Intimate partner (%) 2005-2015---2015
Violence against women ever experienced Nonintimate partner (%) 2005-2015---2015
Safety Index (Numbeo)---2017
Human securiy
Crime Index (Numbeo)---2017
Gender gap
Sex ratio at birth (male to female births)1.032015152
Adolescent birth rate (births per 1,000 women ages 15-19)65.90201553
Pre-primary (% of pre-school age female population)50.832015109
Primary (% of primary school-age female population)108.95201547
Secondary (% of secondary school age female population)81.712015109
Youth unemployment rate (female to male ratio)1.5520156
Population with at least some secondary education (female to male ratio) 2005-20151.01201538
Total unempoyment rate (female to male ratio)2.61201510
Share of paid employment in non-agriculture, female (% of total paid employment in non-agriculture)43.40201561
Female legislators, senior officials and managers (% of total)41.26201415
Share of seats in parliament (% held by women)13.332015136
Life expectancy at age 50, female (years)26.672015126
Old-age pension recipients (female to male ratio) 2006-2013---2013
Gender Inequality Index - Average annual change (%) 2005/2015-2.422015100
Poverty and Inequality
Population in multidimensional poverty - Average annual change (%) 2005/20141.3020146
Coefficient of human inequality21.79201570
Inequality in life expectancy (%) 2010201511.602015105
Inequality in education (%)15.85201586
Inequality in income (%)37.93201515
Income inequality Quintile ratio 2010-2015---2015
Income inequality Palma ratio 2010-2015---2015
Income inequality Gini coefficient (UN) 2010-2015---2015
Distribution of family income - Gini index (CIA)---2010
GINI index (World Bank)---2016
Income share held by highest (richest) 10% (Average 2010-2016)---2017
Income share held by highest (richest) 20% (Average 2010-2016)---2017
Income share held by lowest (poorest) 10% (Average 2010-2016)---2017
Income share held by lowest (poorest) 20% (Average 2010-2016)---2017
Income share held by third 20% (Average 2010-2016)---2017
Number of poor at $1,90 a day in PPP---2011
Number of poor at $3,20 a day in PPP---2011
Number of poor at $5,50 a day in PPP---2011
Social values
Old-age ages 65 and older dependency ratio (per 100 people ages 15-64) 20308.302015130
Languages and ethnic groups
Ethnic Fractionalization Index (Fearon)---2016
Cultural Diversity Index (Fearon)---2016
Ethnic Fractionalization (Alesina)0.70200337
Linguistic Fractionalization (Alesina)0.63200351
Religious Fractionalization (Alesina)0.58200370
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