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Papua New Guinea by the numbers

• Population: 5.17 million.

• Literacy rate: 64.5 percent.

• Life expectancy: 64.

• Religion: Mostly Protestant, with 16 percent Lutheran,
22 percent Roman Catholic and 34 percent animist.

• Estimated AIDS rate: Less than 1 percent.

• Gross domestic product per capita: $2,400. Of overall income, 40.5 percent is in the hands of 10 percent of the population.

SOURCE: CIA WORLD FACT BOOK, 2002


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