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Philippines     [69]
(Independent since 1946 from United States)
LAND AREA: 300000 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 7100 7100
DEMOGRAPHY
  POPULATION: 71899000 (1996)
  DENSITY: 240 persons/sq. km    GROWTH RATE: 2%/year
  POP AGR/FISH/MINING: 46%
  URBAN POP: 53% (1994), versus 30% (1960), Annual Growth: 3.9%
  LIFE EXPECTANCY: 67.0 years,  ADULT LITERACY: 94.4%
  INFANT MORTALITY: 36 per/1000 (1994), versus 79 (1960)
  HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEX: 0.672
ECONOMY
  GNP: US$63.3 billion, Annual GNP Growth Rate 1980-1993: 1.7%
  GDP/Capita: $615  GDP/Capita PPP: $2681
  GDP/Capita: 1960 $418, 1970 $496, 1980 $680, 1990 $636
  OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE: $884 million  ODA%GNP: 23.8%
  ODA/Capita: $109
ENVIRONMENT (see also individual islands)
  TOTAL FOREST AREA: 6766,000 ha, 22.7% of land area, 0.1 ha/capita
  NATURAL FOREST AREA: 6563,000 ha
  ARABLE LAND: 18.4% of land area
SPECIES OF CONSERVATION INTEREST:

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
  ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION: 399 kw-hr/capita, versus 235 kw-hr/cap (1970)
  TRADITIONAL FUEL CONSUMPTION: 33% (1993), versus 40% (1973)
  INTERNAL RENEWABLE WATER RESOURCES: 4.8,000 cu.m/cap/year
  SEAFOOD CONSUMPTION (1990-92): 33 kg/cap/year
  CHANGE IN ANNUAL MARINE CATCH 1980-82 to 1990-92: 34%
INSTITUTIONS
GOVERNMENT ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY:

ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION:

ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS:

REFERENCES:

Last updated 11/02/98


Islands of Philippines
Alabat (Philippines)
Babuyan (Philippines)
Balabac (Philippines)
Bantayan (Philippines)
Basilan (Philippines)
Batan (Philippines)
Biliran (Philippines)
Bohol (Philippines - Bohol)
Bucas Grande (Philippines)
Bugsuk (Philippines)
Burias (Philippines)
Busuanga (Philippines)
Calayan (Philippines)
Camiguin (Philippines)
Camiguin (Philippines)
Catanduanes (Philippines)
Cebu (Philippines - Cebu)
Culion (Philippines)
Dalupiri (Philippines)
Didicas (Philippines)
Dinagat (Philippines)
Dumaran (Philippines)
Fuga (Philippines)
Guimaras (Philippines)
Homonhon (Philippines)
Itbayat (Philippines)
Jolo (Philippines)
Leyte (Philippines - Leyte)
Lubang (Philippines)
Luzon (Philippines - Luzon)
Marinduque (Philippines)
Masbate (Philippines - Masbate)
Mindanao (Philippines - Mindanao)
Mindoro (Philippines - Mindoro)
Negros (Philippines - Negros)
Olutanga (Philippines)
Pacijan (Philippines)
Palawan (Philippines - Palawan)
Panaon (Philippines)
Panay (Philippines - Panay)
Pangutaran (Philippines)
Patnanongan (Philippines)
Polillo (Philippines)
Sabtang (Philippines)
Samal (Philippines)
Samar (Philippines - Samar)
Siargao (Philippines)
Sibutu (Philippines)
Sibuyan (Philippines)
Siquijor (Philippines)
Tablas (Philippines)
Tawitawi (Philippines)
Ticao (Philippines)


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