Notes for Indicators
The designations employed in this publication do not imply the expression of any opinion on the part of the United Nations Population Fund concerning the legal status of any country, territory or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.
Data for small countries or areas, generally those with population of 200,000 or less in 1990, are not given in this table separately. They have been included in their regional population figures.
(+) Less-developed regions comprise all regions of
(‡) Least-developed countries according to standard United Nations designation.
(2) Including Agalesa,
(9) This entry is included in the more developed regions aggregate but not in the estimate for the geographical region.
(11) Comprising Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Mauritania, Morocco, Occupied Palestinian Territory, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen. Regional aggregation for demographic indicators provided by the UN Population Division. Aggregations for other indicators are weighted averages based on countries with available data.
successor States of the former
(21) Regional total, excluding subregion reported separately below.
These subregions are included in the
(23) Estimates based on previous years’ reports. Updated data are expected.
(24) Total for
(25) More recent reports suggest this figure might have been higher. Future publications will reflect the evaluation of this information.