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Cape Verde Islands     [35]
(Independent in 1975 from Portugal)
LAND AREA: 4033 sq. km
NUMBER OF ISLANDS BY SIZE (sq. km):
>17,000 >10,000 >1,000 >100 >10 >1 <1 Unknown TOTAL
0 0 0 7 2 1 0 5 15
DEMOGRAPHY
  POPULATION: 396000 (1996)
  DENSITY: 98 persons/sq. km    GROWTH RATE: 1%/year
  POP AGR/FISH/MINING: 31%
  URBAN POP: 53% (1994), versus 16% (1960), Annual Growth: 5.9%
  LIFE EXPECTANCY: 65.3 years,  ADULT LITERACY: 69.9%
  INFANT MORTALITY: 48 per/1000 (1994), versus 110 (1960)
  HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEX: 0.547
ECONOMY
  GNP: US$0.3 billion, Annual GNP Growth Rate 1980-1993: 4.9%,  Annual Growth Rate GNP/Capita: 3.0%
  GDP/Capita: $654  GDP/Capita PPP: $1862
  GDP/Capita: 1960 $0, 1970 $298, 1980 $415, 1990 $605
  OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE: $111 million  ODA%GNP: 33.6%
  ODA/Capita: $292
ENVIRONMENT (see also individual islands)
  TOTAL FOREST AREA: 47,000 ha, 11.7% of land area, 0.1 ha/capita
  NATURAL FOREST AREA: 6,000 ha
  ANNUAL CHANGE IN FOREST COVER: 24.0%
  ARABLE LAND: 10.7% of land area
SPECIES OF CONSERVATION INTEREST:

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
  ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION: 102 kw-hr/capita, versus 26 kw-hr/cap (1970)
INSTITUTIONS
GOVERNMENT ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY:
Ministry of Rural Development and Fisheries
ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION:

ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS:
Instituto Nacional de Investigacao Agraria
REFERENCES:

Last updated 11/02/98


Islands of Cape Verde Islands
Boa Vista (Cape Verde Islands)
Brava (Cape Verde Islands)
Fogo (Cape Verde Islands)
Maio (Cape Verde Islands)
Raso (Cape Verde Islands)
Sal (Cape Verde Islands)
Santa Luzia (Cape Verde Islands)
Santo Antao (Cape Verde Islands)
Sao Nicolau (Cape Verde Islands)
Sao Tiago (Cape Verde Islands)
Sao Vicente (Cape Verde Islands)


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