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  De Jure Population

Census 2016

2,007,201
  Inflation rate November 2018 5.6%
  Unemployment 2nd Quarter 2015/16 CMS 32.8%
  Literate (tested) Census 2016 86.2%
  Infant mortality Census 2016 53.3
  Child mortality Census 2016 28.4
  Under-Five mortality Census 2016 80.2
  Maternal mortality Census 2016 618
  Total Fertility Rate (TFR) Census 2016 3.2
  Life Expectancy at birth (For the total) Census 2016 56.0
  Life Expectancy at birth (Females) Census 2016 59.6
  Life Expectancy at birth (Males) Census 2016 51.7
  GDP growth rate 2016 NA 2.4%
  GNI per capita at constant prices (2012=100) 2016 NA M 14 916 
  GDP per capita at constant prices (2012=100) 2016 NA M 12 069
  GDP at constant prices (2012=100) 2016 NA M 24 244 million
  Food Poverty Line 2010/11 HBS M 138.90
  Poverty Line 2010/11 HBS M 246.60

  Crops 2016/17                      

Maize Sorghum Wheat
  Yield per hectare for 2016/17 1.04 0.76 1.29
  Area Planted (ha) for 2016/17 174,500 46,591 8,503
  Production (mt) for 2016/17 172,666 33,858 8,851

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