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Yemen, Republic of     [94]
(Independent 1918/1967 from Turkey/United Kingdom)
LAND AREA: 485000 sq. km
NUMBER OF ISLANDS BY SIZE (sq. km):
>17,000 >10,000 >1,000 >100 >10 >1 <1 Unknown TOTAL
0 0 1 3 3 0 0 1 8
DEMOGRAPHY
  POPULATION: 15919000 (1996)
  DENSITY: 33 persons/sq. km    GROWTH RATE: 3%/year
  POP AGR/FISH/MINING: 61%
  URBAN POP: 33% (1994), versus 9% (1960), Annual Growth: 6.6%
  LIFE EXPECTANCY: 56.2 years,  ADULT LITERACY: 41.1%
  INFANT MORTALITY: 88 per/1000 (1994), versus 224 (1960)
  HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEX: 0.361
ECONOMY
  GNP: US$3.9 billion
  GDP/Capita: $552  GDP/Capita PPP: $805
  OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE: $173 million  ODA%GNP: 4.7%
  ODA/Capita: $13
ENVIRONMENT (see also individual islands)
  TOTAL FOREST AREA: 9,000 ha,
  NATURAL FOREST AREA: 9,000 ha
  ARABLE LAND: 2.6% of land area
SPECIES OF CONSERVATION INTEREST:

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
  ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION: 141 kw-hr/capita
  INTERNAL RENEWABLE WATER RESOURCES: 0.4,000 cu.m/cap/year
  CHANGE IN ANNUAL MARINE CATCH 1980-82 to 1990-92: 31%
INSTITUTIONS
GOVERNMENT ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY:

ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION:

ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS:

REFERENCES:

Last updated 11/02/98


Islands of Yemen, Republic of
Abd Al Kuri (Yemen)
Antufush (Yemen)
Darsa (Yemen)
Hanish al Kabir (Yemen)
Kamaran (Yemen)
Samhah (Yemen)
Socotra (Yemen)
Zuqur, Az (Yemen)


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