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United Arab Emirates     [90]
(Independent in 1971 from United Kingdom)
LAND AREA: 82880 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: 2260000 (1996)
  DENSITY: 27 persons/sq. km    GROWTH RATE: 0%/year
  POP AGR/FISH/MINING: 8%
  URBAN POP: 84% (1994), versus 40% (1960), Annual Growth: 2.7%
  LIFE EXPECTANCY: 74.2 years,  ADULT LITERACY: 78.6%
  INFANT MORTALITY: 17 per/1000 (1994), versus 145 (1960)
  HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEX: 0.866
ECONOMY, Annual GNP Growth Rate 1980-1993: 0.2%
  GDP/Capita: $18603  GDP/Capita PPP: $16000
  GDP/Capita: 1960 $0, 1970 $0, 1980 $30712, 1990 $18603
  OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE: $8 million
ENVIRONMENT (see also individual islands)
  TOTAL FOREST AREA: 60,000 ha, 0.7% 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 617 kw-hr/cap (1970)
  INTERNAL RENEWABLE WATER RESOURCES: 1.0,000 cu.m/cap/year
  SEAFOOD CONSUMPTION (1990-92): 25 kg/cap/year, CHANGE SINCE 1980-82: 19%
  CHANGE IN ANNUAL MARINE CATCH 1980-82 to 1990-92: 33%
INSTITUTIONS
GOVERNMENT ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY:

ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION:

ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS:

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Last updated 11/02/98


Islands of United Arab Emirates
Al Jirab (United Arab Emirates)


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