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Netherlands     [152]
(Independent )
LAND AREA: 41473 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: 15517000 (1996)
  DENSITY: 374 persons/sq. km    GROWTH RATE: 0%/year
  POP AGR/FISH/MINING: 1%
  URBAN POP: 89% (1994), versus 85% (1960), Annual Growth: 0.7%
  LIFE EXPECTANCY: 77.3 years,  ADULT LITERACY: 99.0%
  HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEX: 0.940
ECONOMY
  GNP: US$338.0 billion, Annual GNP Growth Rate 1980-1993: 1.9%,  Annual Growth Rate GNP/Capita: 1.7%
  GDP/Capita: $16861  GDP/Capita PPP: $19238
  GDP/Capita: 1960 $7943, 1970 $11464, 1980 $14072, 1990 $16273
ENVIRONMENT (see also individual islands)
  TOTAL FOREST AREA: 334,000 ha, 9.8% of land area, 0.0 ha/capita
  ARABLE LAND: 24.3% of land area
SPECIES OF CONSERVATION INTEREST:

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
  INTERNAL RENEWABLE WATER RESOURCES: 5.8,000 cu.m/cap/year
INSTITUTIONS
GOVERNMENT ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY:

ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION:

ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS:

REFERENCES:

Last updated 11/02/98


Islands of Netherlands
Terschelling (Netherlands)
Texel (Netherlands)


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