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Canary Islands (Spain)     [108]
(Island Province of Spain)
LAND AREA: 7275 sq. km
NUMBER OF ISLANDS BY SIZE (sq. km):
>17,000 >10,000 >1,000 >100 >10 >1 <1 Unknown TOTAL
0 0 3 3 0 0 0 4 10
DEMOGRAPHY
  POPULATION: 1444626 (1981)
  DENSITY: 199 persons/sq. km    GROWTH RATE: 1%/year
  POP AGR/FISH/MINING: 17%
  LIFE EXPECTANCY: 77.6 years,  ADULT LITERACY: 97.1%
  HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEX: 0.934
ECONOMY, Annual GNP Growth Rate 1980-1993: 2.4%,  Annual Growth Rate GNP/Capita: 2.7%
  GDP/Capita: $8881  GDP/Capita PPP: $14324
  GDP/Capita: 1960 $2828, 1970 $5207, 1980 $6630, 1990 $8522
ENVIRONMENT (see also individual islands)
SPECIES OF CONSERVATION INTEREST:

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
INSTITUTIONS
GOVERNMENT ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY:
General Directorate for the Environment (regional autonomous government) Instituto Nacional para la Conservacion de la Naturaleza (ICONA), Spanish Ministry of Agriculture (responsible for implementing international conventions)
ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION:
EEC legislation
ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS:
Grupo Ornitologico des Canarias, Tenerife
REFERENCES:

Last updated 08/02/98


Islands of Canary Islands (Spain)
Alegranza (Spain - Canary Islands)
Fuerteventura (Spain - Canary Islands)
Gomera (Spain - Canary Islands)
Graciosa (Spain - Canary Islands)
Gran Canaria (Spain - Canary Islands)
Hierro (Spain - Canary Islands)
La Palma (Spain - Canary Islands)
Lanzarote (Spain - Canary Islands)
Lobos (Spain - Canary Islands)
Tenerife (Spain - Canary Islands)


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