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Bahrain     [74]
(Independent in 1971 from United Kingdom)
LAND AREA: 678 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 0 0 0 32 33
DEMOGRAPHY
  POPULATION: 599000 (1996)
  DENSITY: 883 persons/sq. km    GROWTH RATE: 0%/year
  POP AGR/FISH/MINING: 2%
  URBAN POP: 90% (1994), versus 82% (1960), Annual Growth: 2.9%
  LIFE EXPECTANCY: 72.0 years,  ADULT LITERACY: 84.4%
  INFANT MORTALITY: 20 per/1000 (1994), versus 130 (1960)
  HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEX: 0.870
ECONOMY
  GNP: US$4.1 billion, Annual GNP Growth Rate 1980-1993: 0.8%
  Income/Capita: $11900  GDP/Capita PPP: $15321
  OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE: $49 million  ODA%GNP: 1.2%
  ODA/Capita: $89
ENVIRONMENT (see also individual islands)
  ARABLE LAND: 1.5% of land area
SPECIES OF CONSERVATION INTEREST:

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
  ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION: 8288 kw-hr/capita, versus 1949 kw-hr/cap (1970)
INSTITUTIONS
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Last updated 08/02/98


Islands of Bahrain
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