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Italy     [55]
(Independent )
LAND AREA: 301225 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: 57399000 (1996)
  DENSITY: 191 persons/sq. km    GROWTH RATE: 2%/year
  POP AGR/FISH/MINING: 10%
  URBAN POP: 67% (1994), versus 59% (1960), Annual Growth: 0.1%
  LIFE EXPECTANCY: 77.8 years,  ADULT LITERACY: 98.1%
  HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEX: 0.921
ECONOMY
  GNP: US$1101.0 billion, Annual GNP Growth Rate 1980-1993: 1.7%,  Annual Growth Rate GNP/Capita: 2.1%
  GDP/Capita: $15058  GDP/Capita PPP: $19363
  GDP/Capita: 1960 $5296, 1970 $8606, 1980 $11827, 1990 $14567
ENVIRONMENT (see also individual islands)
  TOTAL FOREST AREA: 6496,000 ha, 22.1% of land area, 0.1 ha/capita
  ANNUAL CHANGE IN FOREST COVER: 0.1%
  ARABLE LAND: 30.0% of land area
SPECIES OF CONSERVATION INTEREST:

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
  INTERNAL RENEWABLE WATER RESOURCES: 2.9,000 cu.m/cap/year
INSTITUTIONS
GOVERNMENT ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY:

ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION:

ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS:

REFERENCES:

Last updated 11/02/98


Islands of Italy
Alicudi (Italy)
Asinara (Italy - Sardinia)
Capraia (Italy)
Capri (Italy)
Elba (Italy)
Filicudi (Italy)
Giglio (Italy)
Gorgona (Italy)
Ischia (Italy)
Lampedusa (Italy)
Lampione (Italy)
Linosa (Italy)
Lipari (Italy)
Montecristo (Italy)
Palmarola (Italy)
Panarea (Italy)
Pantelleria (Italy)
Pianosa (Italy)
Ponza (Italy)
Salina (Italy)
San Pietro (Italy - Sardinia)
Sant'Antioco (Italy - Sardinia)
Sardegna (Italy - Sardinia)
Sicilia (Italy - Sicily)
Stromboli (Italy)
Ustica (Italy)
Ventotene (Italy)
Vulcano (Italy)
Zannone (Italy)


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