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United Kingdom     [91]
(Independent )
LAND AREA: 244111 sq. km
NUMBER OF ISLANDS BY SIZE (sq. km):
>17,000 >10,000 >1,000 >100 >10 >1 <1 Unknown TOTAL
1 0 3 14 0 0 0 0 18
DEMOGRAPHY
  POPULATION: 58784000 (1996)
  DENSITY: 241 persons/sq. km    GROWTH RATE: 0%/year
  POP AGR/FISH/MINING: 5%
  URBAN POP: 89% (1994), versus 86% (1960), Annual Growth: 0.4%
  LIFE EXPECTANCY: 76.7 years,  ADULT LITERACY: 99.0%
  HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEX: 0.931
ECONOMY
  GNP: US$1070.0 billion, Annual GNP Growth Rate 1980-1993: 2.0%,  Annual Growth Rate GNP/Capita: 2.3%
  GDP/Capita: $13132  GDP/Capita PPP: $18620
  GDP/Capita: 1960 $6795, 1970 $8463, 1980 $10161, 1990 $12933
ENVIRONMENT (see also individual islands)
  TOTAL FOREST AREA: 2390,000 ha, 9.9% of land area, 0.0 ha/capita
  ANNUAL CHANGE IN FOREST COVER: 0.5%
  ARABLE LAND: 24.8% of land area
SPECIES OF CONSERVATION INTEREST:

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
  INTERNAL RENEWABLE WATER RESOURCES: 1.2,000 cu.m/cap/year
INSTITUTIONS
GOVERNMENT ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY:
Ministry of the Environment The Nature Conservancy
ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION:

ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS:
World Wide Fund for Nature (U.K.) Friends of the Earth Greenpeace
REFERENCES:

Last updated 11/02/98


Islands of United Kingdom
Anglesey (United Kingdom)
Arran (United Kingdom)
Flannan Islands (United Kingdom)
Great Britain (United Kingdom)
Hoy (United Kingdom)
Islay (United Kingdom)
Jura (United Kingdom)
Lewis (United Kingdom)
Man (Isle of) (United Kingdom)
Mull (United Kingdom)
North Rona (United Kingdom)
North Uist (United Kingdom)
Orkney (United Kingdom)
Rockall (United Kingdom)
Rousay (United Kingdom)
Rum (United Kingdom)
Scilly, Iles of (United Kingdom)
Shetland (United Kingdom)
Skye, Isle of (United Kingdom)
South Ronaldsay (United Kingdom)
South Uist (United Kingdom)
St Kilda (United Kingdom)
Sula Sgeir (United Kingdom)
Unst (United Kingdom)
Wight, Isle of (United Kingdom)
Yell (United Kingdom)


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