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Ireland     [54]
(Independent in 1921 from United Kingdom)
LAND AREA: 70282 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: 3521000 (1996)
  DENSITY: 50 persons/sq. km    GROWTH RATE: 1%/year
  POP AGR/FISH/MINING: 26%
  URBAN POP: 57% (1994), versus 46% (1960), Annual Growth: 0.7%
  LIFE EXPECTANCY: 76.3 years,  ADULT LITERACY: 99.0%
  HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEX: 0.929
ECONOMY
  GNP: US$48.0 billion, Annual GNP Growth Rate 1980-1993: 3.1%,  Annual Growth Rate GNP/Capita: 3.6%
  GDP/Capita: $12697  GDP/Capita PPP: $16061
  GDP/Capita: 1960 $3904, 1970 $5648, 1980 $7791, 1990 $10871
ENVIRONMENT (see also individual islands)
  TOTAL FOREST AREA: 570,000 ha, 8.3% of land area, 0.2 ha/capita
  ANNUAL CHANGE IN FOREST COVER: 2.7%
  ARABLE LAND: 13.1% of land area
SPECIES OF CONSERVATION INTEREST:

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
  INTERNAL RENEWABLE WATER RESOURCES: 14.1,000 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 Ireland
Achill (Ireland)
Inishmore (Ireland)
Ireland (Ireland/United Kingdom)


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