2007
2012 - no maglev
2012 - maglev
Population
6,036,914
6,819,284
6,827,344
People/arable sq km
1463
.0419
1500
Babies dying
2,534
3,331
2,778
AIDS - adults
1,106
18,835
1,677
Starving children < 5
29,564
33,572
21,977
Illiterate adults
385,165
655,464
369,905
Unemployed adults
1,090,664
1,277,025
1,079,608
Living in poverty
1,464,873
1,050,423
1,481,534
Drinking unclean water
544,787
603,691
546,188
No Sanitation access
423,724
482,953
375,504
Patients per doctor
7690
598
543
Internet users
205,000
1,739,220
4,673,485
Cellular phones
234,800
8,322,052
9,762,696
Inflation
3.10%
7.40%
5.90%
GDP per capita US$
12,700
6,840
6,880
Trade balance MM$
22,500
-7,229
-7,126
Government spending
14,040
-4,480
-984
Reserves
57,480
3,859
3,852
Currency rate to US $
1.3108
.709
.709
External debt
4,492
8,842
8,142
Next
Prior
Libya
Aside from the occasional splatter of desert
glass finding its way into a Pharoah's
jewels, and the possibility of oil and
precious metal deposits near the
fascinating craters (Oasis and BP structures
in Libya; Gweni-Fada in Chad) and crater
chain (Aorounga in Chad) much of the
southern 90% of Libya is really well-suited
to lots of solar arrays. Once these have
slowed desertification, plantations of
Jatropha on marginal lands produces
renewable bio-fuel and jobs. Libya would
also profit by connecting the economies of
Niger and Chad to the Mediterranean and
the world. We think it is too late for Darfur.