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Egypt     [143]
(Independent in 1922 )
LAND AREA: 1001258 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: 60603000 (1996)
  DENSITY: 61 persons/sq. km    GROWTH RATE: 3%/year
  POP AGR/FISH/MINING: 41%
  URBAN POP: 45% (1994), versus 38% (1960), Annual Growth: 2.6%
  LIFE EXPECTANCY: 64.3 years,  ADULT LITERACY: 50.5%
  INFANT MORTALITY: 63 per/1000 (1994), versus 179 (1960)
  HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEX: 0.614
ECONOMY
  GNP: US$41.0 billion, Annual GNP Growth Rate 1980-1993: 4.6%,  Annual Growth Rate GNP/Capita: 2.8%
  GDP/Capita: $722  GDP/Capita PPP: $3846
  GDP/Capita: 1960 $237, 1970 $316, 1980 $551, 1990 $734
  OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE: $2017 million  ODA%GNP: 4.8%
  ODA/Capita: $35
ENVIRONMENT (see also individual islands)
  TOTAL FOREST AREA: 34,000 ha,
  ARABLE LAND: 2.4% of land area
SPECIES OF CONSERVATION INTEREST:

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
  ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION: 777 kw-hr/capita, versus 228 kw-hr/cap (1970)
  TRADITIONAL FUEL CONSUMPTION: 4% (1993), versus 9% (1973)
  INTERNAL RENEWABLE WATER RESOURCES: 0.9,000 cu.m/cap/year
  SEAFOOD CONSUMPTION (1990-92): 7 kg/cap/year, CHANGE SINCE 1980-82: 33%
  CHANGE IN ANNUAL MARINE CATCH 1980-82 to 1990-92: 207%
INSTITUTIONS
GOVERNMENT ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY:

ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION:

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Last updated 11/02/98


Islands of Egypt
Gifatin (Egypt)
Gubal (Egypt)
Qeisum (Egypt)
Shadwan (Egypt)
Tawila (Egypt)


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