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Greece     [46]
(Independent in 1827 from Ottoman Turkey)
LAND AREA: 131957 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 1400 1400
DEMOGRAPHY
  POPULATION: 10475000 (1996)
  DENSITY: 79 persons/sq. km    GROWTH RATE: 0%/year
  POP AGR/FISH/MINING: 28%
  URBAN POP: 65% (1994), versus 43% (1960), Annual Growth: 1.1%
  LIFE EXPECTANCY: 77.8 years,  ADULT LITERACY: 96.7%
  HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEX: 0.923
ECONOMY
  GNP: US$80.0 billion, Annual GNP Growth Rate 1980-1993: 1.3%,  Annual Growth Rate GNP/Capita: 0.9%
  GDP/Capita: $5055  GDP/Capita PPP: $11265
  GDP/Capita: 1960 $1570, 1970 $3100, 1980 $4453, 1990 $4828
ENVIRONMENT (see also individual islands)
  TOTAL FOREST AREA: 6513,000 ha, 50.5% of land area, 0.6 ha/capita
  ANNUAL CHANGE IN FOREST COVER: 2.3%
  ARABLE LAND: 18.3% of land area
SPECIES OF CONSERVATION INTEREST:

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
  INTERNAL RENEWABLE WATER RESOURCES: 5.6,000 cu.m/cap/year
INSTITUTIONS
GOVERNMENT ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY:

ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION:

ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS:

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Last updated 11/02/98


Islands of Greece
Aiyina (Greece)
Amorgos (Greece)
Andros (Greece)
Evvoia (Greece)
Grenada (Grenada)
Ikaria (Greece)
Ios (Greece)
Kalimnos (Greece)
Karpathos (Greece)
Kea (Greece)
Kefallinia (Greece)
Kerkira (Greece)
Khios (Greece)
Kithira (Greece)
Kithnos (Greece)
Kos (Greece)
Kriti (Greece)
Lesvos (Greece)
Levkas (Greece)
Limnos (Greece)
Mikonos (Greece)
Milos (Greece)
Naxos (Greece)
Paros (Greece)
Rodhos (Greece)
Salamis (Greece)
Samos (Greece)
Samothraki (Greece)
Sifnos (Greece)
Siros (Greece)
Skiros (Greece)
Skopelos (Greece)
Thasos (Greece)
Tinos (Greece)
Zakinthos (Greece)


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