Total population
(growth rates per annum)
9,219,637 in 2012 with growth rates of 0.8% p.a during 2008-2012
Population density
(people per sq. km of land area)
22 in 2012
Female population 50.3% in 2012
Population below 15 years of age 16.7% in 2008 ; 16.7% in 2012
Urban population 84.8% in 2012
Population living below $1.25 a day at purchasing power parity (PPP) n.a
Ranking in the Human Development Index (HDI) 7 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) (82); Mortality rate, under-5 (per thousand live births) (2.9) in 2012
Education Education index - expected and mean years of schooling (rank) ( 12 out of 191) in 2012
Income level GNI per capita in PPP terms (constant 2005 international $) (35,916) in 2012
Inequality Inequality-adjusted HDI (rank) (3 out of 191)in 2012
Poverty n.a
Gender Gender inequality index (rank) (147 out of 191) in 2012
Sustainability n.a