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Oman     [67]
(Independent )
LAND AREA: 271950 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 3 3
DEMOGRAPHY
  POPULATION: 2302000 (1996)
  DENSITY: 8 persons/sq. km    GROWTH RATE: 3%/year
  POP AGR/FISH/MINING: 45%
  URBAN POP: 13% (1994), versus 4% (1960), Annual Growth: 7.7%
  LIFE EXPECTANCY: 70.0 years,  ADULT LITERACY: 35.0%
  INFANT MORTALITY: 28 per/1000 (1994), versus 214 (1960)
  HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEX: 0.718
ECONOMY
  GNP: US$10.8 billion, Annual GNP Growth Rate 1980-1993: 9.3%,  Annual Growth Rate GNP/Capita: 3.4%
  GDP/Capita: $5683  GDP/Capita PPP: $10078
  GDP/Capita: 1960 $750, 1970 $3367, 1980 $3587, 1990 $5253
  OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE: $59 million  ODA%GNP: 0.6%
  ODA/Capita: $29
ENVIRONMENT (see also individual islands)
  ARABLE LAND: 0.1% of land area
SPECIES OF CONSERVATION INTEREST:

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
  ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION: 3782 kw-hr/capita, versus 161 kw-hr/cap (1970)
  INTERNAL RENEWABLE WATER RESOURCES: 0.9,000 cu.m/cap/year
  CHANGE IN ANNUAL MARINE CATCH 1980-82 to 1990-92: 23%
INSTITUTIONS
GOVERNMENT ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY:

ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION:

ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS:

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Last updated 12/02/98


Islands of Oman
Masirah (Oman)


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