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					        Kerala (a state in southwest India)
Total population in 2001 =  32 million (a bit bigger than
          nd
Canada); 2 most populous state in India.

Area = approximately the size of Switzerland

Fertility rates
Kerala          1.7 children/woman
India           2.9
China           1.7

Female / male ratio
U.S. 105/100
Kerala    104/100
India     93/100
China     94/100

Infant mortality
Kerala    16 deaths per 1000 live births
China     25 (22 male, 29 female)
US        7

Literacy rates
Kerala: 94% men, 88% women
India: 70% men, 48% women
China: 95% men, 87% women

Unemployment (1998)
Kerala: 11.6% (rural), 12.2% (urban)
India: 2.3% (rural), 5.7% (urban)

Kerala’s GDP per capita is about average for India, but its
economic growth rate has been considerably slower.

				
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