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AttributeDataYearintern. RankingData source
Area (sq km)214,969201585
Coastline (km)4592017106
Human Development Index
Human Development Index0.642015127
HDI rank127201561
GNI per capita rank minus HDI rank (2011 PPP $)-52011138
HDI rank (2011 PPP $)125201164
Total population767,0852015162
Population in 2030820,9882015164
Average annual growth (%) 2000/20050.012015174
Average annual growth (%) 2010/20150.362015153
Urban population (%) 201528.552015168
Population under age 567,0002015161
Population Age 15-64506,0002015159
Population age 65 and older38,0002015161
Median age (years)24.662015114
(per 100 people ages 15-64) Young age (0-14)43.52201585
(per 100 people ages 15-64) Old age (65 and older) 20157.562015107
Total fertility rate (births per woman) 2000/20052.95201580
Total fertility rate (births per woman) 2010/20152.60201579
Mother's mean age at first birth20.80201097
Contraceptive prevalence rate (%)42.502005103
Birth registration (% under age 5) 2010-201589.002015104
Life expectancy at birth (years)66.502015138
Child malnutrition Stunting (moderate or severe) 2010-201512.002015100
Mortality rates Infant 2015 per 100032.00201559
Mortality rates Under-five per 100039.40201559
Life expectancy at age 60 2010/201516.032015165
Maternal mortality ratio (deaths per 100,000 live births)229201546
Physicians 2001-2014 per 1.00002.142014144
Hospital bed density (beds/1,000 population)2.002010108
Deaths due to Malaria 2012 per 100.00024201240
Deaths due to Tuberculosis per 100.00021.00201440
Deaths due to HIV prevalence, adult 2015 per 100.0001.50201533
Infants lacking immunization DTP 20142.002014126
Infants lacking immunization Measles 20141.002014190
Public health expenditure 2014 % of GDB3.122014112
Depth of food deficit (kilocalories per person per day) (%) 2013/201577.00201551
Expected years of schooling (years)10.352015155
Mean years of schooling (years)8.422015100
Literacy rate Adult (% ages 15 and older) 2005-201588.50201584
Literacy rate Youth (% ages 15-24) Female 2005-201594.76201593
Literacy rate Youth (% ages 15-24) Male 2005-201594.05201597
Pupil-teacher ratio, primary school (number of pupils per teacher) 2010-20123.16201474
Government expenditure on education (% of GDP) 2010-20143.192014114
Population with at least some secondary education (% ages 25 and older) 20060.90201586
Gross enrolment ratio Pre-primary (% of preschool-age children) 2010-201594.34201532
Gross enrolment ratio Primary (% of primary school-age population) 2010-20185.442015170
Gross enrolment ratio Secondary (% of secondary school-age population) 201089.34201585
Gross enrolment ratio Tertiary (% of tertiary school-age population) 2010-212.482015121
Gross enrolment ratio Primary school dropout rate (% of primary school coho7.81201588
Primary school teachers trained to teach (%) 2005-201569.65201591
Gross national income (GNI) per capita (2011 PPP $)6,884.452015122
GDP - per capita (PPP)8,500.002013125
GDP - per capita (PPP)7,064.452011116
GDP (purchasing power parity, $)6,593,000,000.002013162
GDP (purchasing power parity, $)5.422011156
GDP - real growth rate (%)5.30201350
Exports in US-Dollar1,337,000,000.002013148
Imports in US-Dollar2,039,000,000.002013162
External Debt in US-Dollar1,846,000,000.002013143
External debt stock (% of GNI) 2005-201473.00201321
Inflation rate (consumer prices) (%)3.90201390
Industrial production growth rate (%)13.5020135
Current account balance0.002013102
Reserves of foreign exchange and gold854,700,000.002013138
Stock of direct foreign investment - at home---2013
Market value of publicly traded shares440,400,000.002011152
Budget surplus/deficit (% of GDP)-6.402013182
Total tax revenue (% of GDP) 2005-2014---2014
Taxes and other revenues (% of GDP) 2005-2014---2014
Research and development expenditure (% of GDP) 2005-2014---2014
Domestic credit provided by financial sector (% of GDP) 2010-201556.78201586
Total debt service (% of GNI) 20142.16201468
Labor force313,1002013162
Employment to population ratio 201552.862015124
Labour force participation rate 201559.532015120
Employment in agriculture 2010-2014---2014
Employment in services 2010-2014---2014
Unemployment Total 201511.20201545
Unemployment Youth 201525.13201543
Youth not in school or employment 2010-2014---2014
Vulnerable employment 2005-2014---2014
Child labour 2009-2015 (% ages 5-14)18.00201546
Working poor at PPP$3.10 a day 2004-2013---2013
Mandatory paid maternity leave 2015 (days)91201597
Old-age pension recipients 2004-2013 (% of statutory pension age population100.00201323
Income quintile ratio Average annual change (%) 2000/2014---2015
Roadways (km)7,970.002010141
Railways (km)---2008
Waterways (km)330.00201527
Military expenditures (% of GDP)1.09201393
Irrigated land (sq km)1,501.00200881
Telephones - main lines in use154,2002012135
Telephones - mobile cellular547,0002012166
Internet users189,6002009141
Nature and Environment
Carbon dioxide emissions per capita (tonnes)2.54201394
Carbon dioxide emissions from consumption of energy (Mt)1,673,0002011150
Carbon dioxide emissions - Average annual change (%) 1990/20132.11201565
Total renewable water resources (cu km)241.00201136
Fresh water withdrawals (% of total renewable water resources) 2005-20140.532015121
Natural resource depletion (% of GNI) 2010-201410.77201439
Forest area (% of total land area)83.9520156
Forest area change (%) 1990-2015-0.802015105
Electricity - production (kWh)700,000,0002011152
Electricity - consumption (kWh)512,000,0002010167
Electricity - imports (kWh)02012152
Electricity - installed generating capacity (kW)362,5002010147
Electricity - from fossil fuels (% of total installed capacity)96.00201066
Electricity - from hydroelectric plants (% of total installed capacity)0.302010146
Electricity - from nuclear fuels (% of total installed capacity)0.002010152
Electricity - from other renewable sources (% of total installed capacity)3.70201054
Industry and Production
Crude oil - production (bbl/day)02012176
Crude oil - exports (bbl/day)02010123
Crude oil - imports (bbl/day)02010246
Crude oil - proved reserves (bbl)02010139
Refined petroleum products - production (bbl/day)02011201
Refined petroleum products - consumption (bbl/day)10,9102011198
Natural gas - production (cu m)02011139
Natural gas - consumption (cu m)02010203
Natural gas - exports (cu m)02011112
Natural gas - imports (cu m)02011200
Natural gas proved reserves (cu m)02013145
Consumer price index (2010=100) 2015109.382015125
Domestic food price level (USA = 1.0) 2010-2014---2014
Domestic food price level Volatility index 2010-2014---2014
Human security
Refugees by country of origin5112015107
Internally displaced persons---2015
Homeless people due to natural disaster (average annual per million people)0.002015173
Orphaned children---2014
Prison population (per 100,000 people) 2004-2015259201533
Homicide rate (per 100,000 people) 2010-201420.40201416
Suicide rate (per 100,000 people) Female 201222.1020121
Suicide rate (per 100,000 people) Male 20127120121
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)1.052015112
Adolescent birth rate (births per 1,000 women ages 15-19)88.00201532
Pre-primary (% of pre-school age female population)93.31201535
Primary (% of primary school-age female population)83.942015168
Secondary (% of secondary school age female population)88.98201594
Youth unemployment rate (female to male ratio)1.22201531
Population with at least some secondary education (female to male ratio) 2005-20151.2820154
Total unempoyment rate (female to male ratio)1.70201532
Share of paid employment in non-agriculture, female (% of total paid employment in non-agriculture)---2015
Female legislators, senior officials and managers (% of total)---2014
Share of seats in parliament (% held by women)30.43201540
Life expectancy at age 50, female (years)24.412015162
Old-age pension recipients (female to male ratio) 2006-20131201328
Gender Inequality Index - Average annual change (%) 2005/2015-0.24201518
Poverty and Inequality
Population in multidimensional poverty - Average annual change (%) 2005/2014-0.60201412
Coefficient of human inequality18.54201580
Inequality in life expectancy (%) 2010201520.70201563
Inequality in education (%)10.482015105
Inequality in income (%)24.45201562
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)44.60201044
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) 203015.00201590
Languages and ethnic groups
Ethnic Fractionalization Index (Fearon)0.62201654
Cultural Diversity Index (Fearon)0.46201643
Ethnic Fractionalization (Alesina)0.62200358
Linguistic Fractionalization (Alesina)0.072003168
Religious Fractionalization (Alesina)0.79200311

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