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Portugal     [70]
(Independent )
LAND AREA: 94276 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 11 11
DEMOGRAPHY
  POPULATION: 9808000 (1996)
  DENSITY: 104 persons/sq. km    GROWTH RATE: 4%/year
  POP AGR/FISH/MINING: 22%
  URBAN POP: 35% (1994), versus 22% (1960), Annual Growth: 1.3%
  LIFE EXPECTANCY: 74.6 years,  ADULT LITERACY: 89.6%
  HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEX: 0.890
ECONOMY
  GNP: US$92.0 billion, Annual GNP Growth Rate 1980-1993: 2.6%,  Annual Growth Rate GNP/Capita: 3.3%
  GDP/Capita: $5077  GDP/Capita PPP: $12326
  GDP/Capita: 1960 $1402, 1970 $2535, 1980 $3730, 1990 $4932
ENVIRONMENT (see also individual islands)
  TOTAL FOREST AREA: 2875,000 ha, 31.3% of land area, 0.3 ha/capita
  ANNUAL CHANGE IN FOREST COVER: 0.9%
  ARABLE LAND: 25.5% of land area
SPECIES OF CONSERVATION INTEREST:

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
  INTERNAL RENEWABLE WATER RESOURCES: 7.1,000 cu.m/cap/year
INSTITUTIONS
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ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION:

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Last updated 11/02/98


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