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Ryukyu Islands (Japan) [Nansei Islands]     [127]
(Prefecture of Japan)
LAND AREA: 2196 sq. km
NUMBER OF ISLANDS BY SIZE (sq. km):
>17,000 >10,000 >1,000 >100 >10 >1 <1 Unknown TOTAL
0 0 1 0 0 0 0 15 16
DEMOGRAPHY
  POPULATION: 973000 (1969)
  DENSITY: 443 persons/sq. km    GROWTH RATE: 1%/year
  POP AGR/FISH/MINING: 10%
  LIFE EXPECTANCY: 79.8 years,  ADULT LITERACY: 99.0%
  HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEX: 0.940
ECONOMY
  GDP/Capita: $10927
ENVIRONMENT (see also individual islands)
SPECIES OF CONSERVATION INTEREST:

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
INSTITUTIONS
GOVERNMENT ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY:

ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION:

ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS:

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Last updated 08/02/98


Islands of Ryukyu Islands (Japan) [Nansei Islands]
Amami Oshima (Japan - Ryukyu Islands)
Iriomote-jima (Japan - Ryukyu Islands)
Ishigaki-jima (Japan - Ryukyu Islands)
Okinawa (Japan - Ryukyu Islands)
Torishima (Japan - Ryukyu Islands)


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