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Saudi Arabia     [77]
(Independent )
LAND AREA: 2331000 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: 18836000 (1996)
  DENSITY: 8 persons/sq. km    GROWTH RATE: 3%/year
  POP AGR/FISH/MINING: 19%
  URBAN POP: 80% (1994), versus 30% (1960), Annual Growth: 3.6%
  LIFE EXPECTANCY: 70.3 years,  ADULT LITERACY: 61.8%
  INFANT MORTALITY: 27 per/1000 (1994), versus 170 (1960)
  HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEX: 0.774
ECONOMY
  GNP: US$126.6 billion
  GDP/Capita: $5246  GDP/Capita PPP: $9338
  GDP/Capita: 1960 $0, 1970 $6625, 1980 $9978, 1990 $5351
  OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE: $21 million
ENVIRONMENT (see also individual islands)
  TOTAL FOREST AREA: 222,000 ha, 0.1% of land area, 0.0 ha/capita
  NATURAL FOREST AREA: 221,000 ha
  ARABLE LAND: 1.7% of land area
SPECIES OF CONSERVATION INTEREST:

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
  ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION: 3826 kw-hr/capita, versus 171 kw-hr/cap (1970)
  INTERNAL RENEWABLE WATER RESOURCES: 0.3,000 cu.m/cap/year
  SEAFOOD CONSUMPTION (1990-92): 7 kg/cap/year
  CHANGE IN ANNUAL MARINE CATCH 1980-82 to 1990-92: 36%
INSTITUTIONS
GOVERNMENT ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY:

ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION:

ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS:

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Last updated 11/02/98


Islands of Saudi Arabia
Farasan al Kabir (Saudi Arabia)
Sajid (Saudi Arabia)
Sinafir (Saudi Arabia)
Tiran (Saudi Arabia)
Zufaf (Saudi Arabia)


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