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Iran (Islamic Republic of)     [148]
(Independent )
LAND AREA: 1648000 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: 61128000 (1996)
  DENSITY: 37 persons/sq. km    GROWTH RATE: 4%/year
  POP AGR/FISH/MINING: 32%
  URBAN POP: 59% (1994), versus 34% (1960), Annual Growth: 3.1%
  LIFE EXPECTANCY: 68.2 years,  ADULT LITERACY: 68.6%
  INFANT MORTALITY: 40 per/1000 (1994), versus 169 (1960)
  HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEX: 0.780
ECONOMY, Annual GNP Growth Rate 1980-1993: 3.3%
  GDP/Capita: $2933  GDP/Capita PPP: $5766
  GDP/Capita: 1960 $0, 1970 $0, 1980 $2970, 1990 $2523
  OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE: $183 million  ODA%GNP: 0.2%
  ODA/Capita: $3
ENVIRONMENT (see also individual islands)
  TOTAL FOREST AREA: 1544,000 ha, 0.9% of land area, 0.0 ha/capita
  NATURAL FOREST AREA: 1465,000 ha
  ARABLE LAND: 10.1% of land area
SPECIES OF CONSERVATION INTEREST:

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
  ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION: 1203 kw-hr/capita, versus 236 kw-hr/cap (1970)
  TRADITIONAL FUEL CONSUMPTION: 1% (1993), versus 1% (1973)
  INTERNAL RENEWABLE WATER RESOURCES: 1.7,000 cu.m/cap/year
  SEAFOOD CONSUMPTION (1990-92): 4 kg/cap/year, CHANGE SINCE 1980-82: 161%
  CHANGE IN ANNUAL MARINE CATCH 1980-82 to 1990-92: 219%
INSTITUTIONS
GOVERNMENT ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY:

ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION:

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Last updated 11/02/98


Islands of Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Qeshm (Iran)


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