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Denmark     [100]
(Independent )
LAND AREA: 43076 sq. km
NUMBER OF ISLANDS BY SIZE (sq. km):
>17,000 >10,000 >1,000 >100 >10 >1 <1 Unknown TOTAL
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
DEMOGRAPHY
  POPULATION: 5262000 (1996)
  DENSITY: 122 persons/sq. km    GROWTH RATE: 0%/year
  POP AGR/FISH/MINING: 7%
  URBAN POP: 85% (1994), versus 74% (1960), Annual Growth: 0.2%
  LIFE EXPECTANCY: 75.2 years,  ADULT LITERACY: 99.0%
  HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEX: 0.927
ECONOMY
  GNP: US$145.0 billion, Annual GNP Growth Rate 1980-1993: 1.8%,  Annual Growth Rate GNP/Capita: 2.0%
  GDP/Capita: $21966  GDP/Capita PPP: $21341
  GDP/Capita: 1960 $9835, 1970 $14081, 1980 $16889, 1990 $20538
ENVIRONMENT (see also individual islands)
  TOTAL FOREST AREA: 417,000 ha, 9.8% of land area, 0.1 ha/capita
  ARABLE LAND: 58.9% of land area
SPECIES OF CONSERVATION INTEREST:

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
  INTERNAL RENEWABLE WATER RESOURCES: 2.5,000 cu.m/cap/year
INSTITUTIONS
GOVERNMENT ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY:

ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION:

ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS:

REFERENCES:

Last updated 11/02/98


Islands of Denmark
Aero (Denmark)
Als (Denmark)
Anholt (Denmark)
Bornholm (Denmark)
Falster (Denmark)
Fyn (Denmark)
Laeso (Denmark)
Langeland (Denmark)
Lolland (Denmark)
Mon (Denmark)
Romo (Denmark)
Samso (Denmark)
Sjaelland (Denmark)


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