Population
10,852,147

Population living below poverty line
54 percent (12 in the U.S.)

Unemployment
48 percent (urban youth, 40 percent)

Literacy
40.2 percent

Area
117,714 square miles (slightly smaller than South Dakota)

Arable land
12.78 percent

HIV/AIDS prevalence
0.8 percent (7.4 in sub-Saharan Africa)

Infant mortality
56.53 deaths per 1,000 live births (6.5 in the U.S.)

Religion
Muslim, 94 percent
Christian, 5 percent
indigenous beliefs, 1 percent

Industries
fish processing, agriculture, phosphate mining, fertilizer production, petroleum refining, construction materials