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France     [30]
(Independent )
LAND AREA: 543965 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: 58375000 (1996)
  DENSITY: 107 persons/sq. km    GROWTH RATE: 0%/year
  POP AGR/FISH/MINING: 8%
  URBAN POP: 73% (1994), versus 62% (1960), Annual Growth: 0.5%
  LIFE EXPECTANCY: 78.7 years,  ADULT LITERACY: 99.0%
  HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEX: 0.946
ECONOMY
  GNP: US$1355.0 billion, Annual GNP Growth Rate 1980-1993: 1.8%,  Annual Growth Rate GNP/Capita: 1.6%
  GDP/Capita: $17768  GDP/Capita PPP: $20510
  GDP/Capita: 1960 $7219, 1970 $11166, 1980 $14564, 1990 $17490
ENVIRONMENT (see also individual islands)
  TOTAL FOREST AREA: 15034,000 ha, 27.3% of land area, 0.3 ha/capita
  ANNUAL CHANGE IN FOREST COVER: 1.1%
  ARABLE LAND: 33.1% of land area
SPECIES OF CONSERVATION INTEREST:

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
  INTERNAL RENEWABLE WATER RESOURCES: 3.4,000 cu.m/cap/year
INSTITUTIONS
GOVERNMENT ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY:
Ministry of the Environment
ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION:

ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS:

REFERENCES:

Last updated 11/02/98


Islands of France
Clipperton (France - Clipperton Island)
Corse (France - Corsica)
Oleron (France)


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