I-MAG STS    Corporation
  2007
2012 - no maglev
2012 - maglev
Population
5,284,149
5,651,705
5,662,866
People/arable sq km
404
433
378
Babies dying
4,507
4,820
4,498
AIDS - adults
8,355
14,319
10,752
Starving children < 5
34,717
30,943
24,803
Illiterate adults
43,621
46,655
28,767
Unemployed adults
603,978
645,990
413,531
Living in poverty
2,113,660
2,260,682
2,066,946
Drinking unclean water
1,268,196
1,356,409
1,126,910
No Sanitation access
2,166,501
2,317,199
1,953,689
Patients per doctor
395
422
359
Internet users
298,100
650,598
1,748,232
Cellular phones
541,700
1,038,005
1,217,696
Inflation
5.60%
5.81%
5.45%
GDP per capita US$
2,100
2,390
2,450
Trade balance MM$
-981
-1,379
-1,375
Government spending
-6
-364
-31
Reserves
817
217
213
Currency rate to US $
40.149
39.308
39.212
External debt
2,483
2,554
2,476
Note that it is possible to bypass
Kyrgyzstan completely by going to the
north through Kazakhstan or to the
south through Tajikistan. These
alternatives are not good for
Kyrgyzstan, and are not optimal for
Uzbekistan. The more southerly purple
route parallels the Tien Shan
mountains, and has a number of
engineering challenges. It would be  
quite spectacular scenery.
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