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Singapore     [79]
(Independent in 1965 from United Kingdom)
LAND AREA: 620 sq. km
NUMBER OF ISLANDS BY SIZE (sq. km):
>17,000 >10,000 >1,000 >100 >10 >1 <1 Unknown TOTAL
0 0 0 1 0 0 0 55 56
DEMOGRAPHY
  POPULATION: 3044000 (1996)
  DENSITY: 4910 persons/sq. km    GROWTH RATE: 1%/year
  POP AGR/FISH/MINING: 1%
  URBAN POP: 100% (1994), versus 100% (1960), Annual Growth: 0.9%
  LIFE EXPECTANCY: 77.1 years,  ADULT LITERACY: 91.0%
  INFANT MORTALITY: 5 per/1000 (1994), versus 36 (1960)
  HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEX: 0.900
ECONOMY
  GNP: US$65.8 billion, Annual GNP Growth Rate 1980-1993: 7.6%,  Annual Growth Rate GNP/Capita: 6.1%
  GDP/Capita: $12548  GDP/Capita PPP: $20987
  GDP/Capita: 1960 $1510, 1970 $2761, 1980 $5581, 1990 $9877
  OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE: $16 million
ENVIRONMENT (see also individual islands)
  TOTAL FOREST AREA: 4,000 ha, 6.6% of land area, 0.0 ha/capita
  NATURAL FOREST AREA: 4,000 ha
  ARABLE LAND: 1.6% of land area
SPECIES OF CONSERVATION INTEREST:

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
  ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION: 7297 kw-hr/capita, versus 1063 kw-hr/cap (1970)
  INTERNAL RENEWABLE WATER RESOURCES: 0.2,000 cu.m/cap/year
INSTITUTIONS
GOVERNMENT ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY:
Ministry of the Environment
ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION:

ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS:

REFERENCES:

Last updated 11/02/98


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