Total population
(growth rates per annum)
27,032,197 in 2012 with growth rates of 2.5% p.a during 2008-2012
Population density
(people per sq. km of land area)
41 in 2012
Female population 49.1% in 2012
Population below 15 years of age 47.4% in 2008 ; 49.2% in 2012
Urban population 22.7% in 2012
Population living below $1.25 a day at purchasing power parity (PPP) N.A. in 2012
Ranking in the Human Development Index (HDI) 175 out of 186 in 2012
Evolution of the Human Development Index (HDI)
Source: United Nations Development Programme Human Development Indicators

Note: The Human Development Index measures the overall development of a nation and ranges from 0 (low level of development) to 1 (highest level of development). The United Nations Development Programme ( provides a detailed explanation. ITC Regional group refers to ITC definition

Health Life expectancy at birth (years) (60); Mortality rate, under-5 (per thousand live births) (98.5) in 2012
Education Education index - expected and mean years of schooling (rank) ( 173 out of 191) in 2012
Income level N.A.
Inequality N.A.
Poverty N.A.
Gender Gender inequality index (rank) (2 out of 191) in 2012
Sustainability N.A.