UN SYSTEM-WIDE EARTHWATCH Web Site
ISLAND DIRECTORY

Cyprus     [41]
(Independent in 1960 from United Kingdom)
LAND AREA: 9251 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: 756000 (1996)
  DENSITY: 82 persons/sq. km    GROWTH RATE: 1%/year
  POP AGR/FISH/MINING: 14%
  URBAN POP: 54% (1994), versus 36% (1960), Annual Growth: 2.0%
  LIFE EXPECTANCY: 77.1 years,  ADULT LITERACY: 94.0%
  INFANT MORTALITY: 9 per/1000 (1994), versus 30 (1960)
  HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEX: 0.907
ECONOMY, Annual GNP Growth Rate 1980-1993: 5.7%,  Annual Growth Rate GNP/Capita: 4.9%
  GDP/Capita: $7542  GDP/Capita PPP: $13071
  GDP/Capita: 1960 $0, 1970 $0, 1980 $4046, 1990 $6639
ENVIRONMENT (see also individual islands)
  TOTAL FOREST AREA: 140,000 ha, 15.2% of land area, 0.2 ha/capita
  ARABLE LAND: 11.9% of land area
SPECIES OF CONSERVATION INTEREST:

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
  ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION: 3653 kw-hr/capita, versus 1010 kw-hr/cap (1970)
INSTITUTIONS
GOVERNMENT ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY:

ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION:

ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS:

REFERENCES:

Last updated 11/02/98


Islands of Cyprus
Cyprus (Cyprus)


Return to Island Directory Home Page
Return to Earthwatch Home Page

NOTE: For an explanation of each field, click on the colon (:)
Page last updated: 02/03/98