I-MAG STS    Corporation
  2007
2012- no maglev
2012 - maglev
Population
2,971,650
2,784,860
2,793,333
People/arable sq km
531
497
496
Babies dying
1,385
1,298
1,293
AIDS - adults
2,677
3,184
3,020
Starving children < 5
9,415
8,823
6,663
Illiterate adults
12,356
11,579
8,711
Unemployed adults
152,392
142,813
140,344
Living in poverty
1,208,191
963,562
896,660
Drinking unclean water
237,732
222,789
178,773
No Sanitation access
475,464
445,578
377,100
Patients per doctor
273
283
258
Internet users
172,800
377,133
1,013,400
Cellular phones
318,000
609,351
714,837
Inflation
2.92%
3.21%
2.75%
GDP per capita US$
5,700
7,700
8,700
Trade balance MM$
-902
-1,301
-1,275
Government spending
-96
-780
-54
Reserves
1,072
513
513
Currency rate to US $
414.69
265.007
264.176
External debt
1,160
1,342
1,197
Armenian population growth is
negative for a number of reasons -
former refugees moving back to
Turkey, Iran and Georgia; shifts in
Azerbaijani enclaves; and emigration
coupled with a birth rate of 1.234% and
a death rate of 0.829%. We feared
genocide or an error. How sad it would
be to have no more Aram
Khatchaturians  or Komitas Vardapets
Medichimeria