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Equatorial Guinea     [44]
(Independent in 1968 from Spain)
LAND AREA: 28023 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 5 0 6
DEMOGRAPHY
  POPULATION: 410000 (1996)
  DENSITY: 15 persons/sq. km    GROWTH RATE: 2%/year
  POP AGR/FISH/MINING: 75%
  URBAN POP: 41% (1994), versus 26% (1960), Annual Growth: 5.5%
  LIFE EXPECTANCY: 48.6 years,  ADULT LITERACY: 77.8%
  INFANT MORTALITY: 114 per/1000 (1994), versus 188 (1960)
  HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEX: 0.462
ECONOMY
  GNP: US$0.2 billion,  Annual Growth Rate GNP/Capita: 1.2%
  GDP/Capita: $420  GDP/Capita PPP: $1673
  GDP/Capita: 1960 $0, 1970 $0, 1980 $0, 1990 $357
  OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE: $33 million  ODA%GNP: 20.5%
  ODA/Capita: $85
ENVIRONMENT (see also individual islands)
  TOTAL FOREST AREA: 1781,000 ha, 63.5% of land area, 4.5 ha/capita
  NATURAL FOREST AREA: 1778,000 ha
  ARABLE LAND: 4.6% of land area
SPECIES OF CONSERVATION INTEREST:

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
  ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION: 51 kw-hr/capita, versus 55 kw-hr/cap (1970)
  TRADITIONAL FUEL CONSUMPTION: 69% (1993), versus 84% (1973)
  INTERNAL RENEWABLE WATER RESOURCES: 75.0,000 cu.m/cap/year
  CHANGE IN ANNUAL MARINE CATCH 1980-82 to 1990-92: 44%
INSTITUTIONS
GOVERNMENT ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY:
Department of Forests and Fisheries (no conservation responsibility)
ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION:
None apart from control on fish net mesh size
ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS:

REFERENCES:

Last updated 11/02/98


Islands of Equatorial Guinea
Bioko (Equatorial Guinea)
Corisco (Equatorial Guinea)
Elobey Grande (Equatorial Guinea)
Pagalu (Equatorial Guinea)


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