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Kuwait     [59]
(Independent in 1961 from United Kingdom)
LAND AREA: 24280 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: 1687000 (1996)
  DENSITY: 69 persons/sq. km    GROWTH RATE: 5%/year
  POP AGR/FISH/MINING: 1%
  URBAN POP: 97% (1994), versus 72% (1960), Annual Growth: 0.5%
  LIFE EXPECTANCY: 75.2 years,  ADULT LITERACY: 77.8%
  INFANT MORTALITY: 17 per/1000 (1994), versus 89 (1960)
  HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEX: 0.844
ECONOMY
  GNP: US$314.3 billion
  GDP/Capita: $13200  GDP/Capita PPP: $21875
  OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE: $6 million
ENVIRONMENT (see also individual islands)
  TOTAL FOREST AREA: 5,000 ha, 0.3% of land area, 0.0 ha/capita
  ARABLE LAND: 0.3% of land area
SPECIES OF CONSERVATION INTEREST:

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
  ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION: 9999 kw-hr/capita, versus 3577 kw-hr/cap (1970)
  INTERNAL RENEWABLE WATER RESOURCES: 0.1,000 cu.m/cap/year
  SEAFOOD CONSUMPTION (1990-92): 10 kg/cap/year
INSTITUTIONS
GOVERNMENT ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY:

ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION:

ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS:

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Last updated 11/02/98


Islands of Kuwait
Bubiyan (Kuwait)


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