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Malta     [63]
(Independent in 1964 from United Kingdom)
LAND AREA: 316 sq. km     SEA AREA: 1940 sq. km
NUMBER OF ISLANDS BY SIZE (sq. km):
>17,000 >10,000 >1,000 >100 >10 >1 <1 Unknown TOTAL
0 0 0 1 1 1 5 0 8
DEMOGRAPHY
  POPULATION: 373000 (1996)
  DENSITY: 1180 persons/sq. km    GROWTH RATE: 1%/year
  POP AGR/FISH/MINING: 20%
  URBAN POP: 89% (1994), versus 70% (1960), Annual Growth: 0.9%
  LIFE EXPECTANCY: 76.4 years,  ADULT LITERACY: 86.0%
  HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEX: 0.887
ECONOMY, Annual GNP Growth Rate 1980-1993: 3.8%,  Annual Growth Rate GNP/Capita: 3.2%
  GDP/Capita: $5596  GDP/Capita PPP: $13009
  GDP/Capita: 1960 $989, 1970 $1652, 1980 $4171, 1990 $5596
ENVIRONMENT (see also individual islands)
  ARABLE LAND: 37.5% of land area
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Last updated 08/02/98


Islands of Malta
Gozo (Malta)
Malta (Malta)


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