Country profile


Concept

Indicator

Population (millions)

11,750,000 (2013)

Surface area(km2)

245,857

Official language

French

Human Development Index

0.392 (2014)

GDP per Capita

527.26 (2013)

Population growth rate (average annual %)

2.5% (2013)

Rural Population

64% (2013)

Households living in poverty

55.2% (2012)

Unemployment (% of labour force)

3.1% (2012)

Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births)

65 (2014)

Seats held by women in national parliaments (%)

21.9 (2014)

Forested area (% of land area)

26.3% (2012)

Urban population using improved drinking water sources

92% (2012)

Rural population using improved drinking water sources

65% (2012)

Urban population using improved sanitation facilities

33% (2012)

Rural population using improved sanitation facilities

11% (2012)

Source: Own elaboration with data from UNDP, OECD, UN, UNICEF/WHO JMP..

 

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