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Bougainville Islands Country Profile
*Note: Because Bougainville Islands is not recognised as a country but is a region of Papua New Guinea, statistical information is scarce. Further, all figures are from 2001 unless stated otherwise.

Area 10,045 sq km
Capital Kabul
Currency Papua New Guinea Kina
Population 159,500
Population Growth Rate 4.1%
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Infant Mortality Rate ?
Life Expectancy at Birth 63
Ethnic Groups Melanesian
Religions Laicism, Christian
Languages English, Pidgin, and 19 local languages.
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GDP* (2002) ?
Population Below Poverty Line ?
Industries Copper, cocoa, timber
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