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Sweden     [82]
(Independent )
LAND AREA: 449964 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: 8843000 (1996)
  DENSITY: 20 persons/sq. km    GROWTH RATE: 0%/year
  POP AGR/FISH/MINING: 5%
  URBAN POP: 83% (1994), versus 73% (1960), Annual Growth: 0.5%
  LIFE EXPECTANCY: 78.3 years,  ADULT LITERACY: 99.0%
  HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEX: 0.936
ECONOMY
  GNP: US$206.0 billion, Annual GNP Growth Rate 1980-1993: 0.9%,  Annual Growth Rate GNP/Capita: 1.3%
  GDP/Capita: $18927  GDP/Capita PPP: $18540
  GDP/Capita: 1960 $9873, 1970 $14451, 1980 $16884, 1990 $20021
ENVIRONMENT (see also individual islands)
  TOTAL FOREST AREA: 24425,000 ha, 59.3% of land area, 2.8 ha/capita
  ARABLE LAND: 6.2% of land area
SPECIES OF CONSERVATION INTEREST:

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
  INTERNAL RENEWABLE WATER RESOURCES: 20.5,000 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 Sweden
Gotland (Sweden)
Holmudden (Sweden)
Oland (Sweden)


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