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Guinea     [48]
(Independent in 1958 from France)
LAND AREA: 246048 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 0 0
DEMOGRAPHY
  POPULATION: 7518000 (1996)
  DENSITY: 31 persons/sq. km    GROWTH RATE: 3%/year
  POP AGR/FISH/MINING: 87%
  URBAN POP: 29% (1994), versus 10% (1960), Annual Growth: 5.7%
  LIFE EXPECTANCY: 45.1 years,  ADULT LITERACY: 34.8%
  INFANT MORTALITY: 131 per/1000 (1994), versus 203 (1960)
  HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEX: 0.271
ECONOMY
  GNP: US$3.3 billion
  GDP/Capita: $397  GDP/Capita PPP: $1103
  GDP/Capita: 1960 $0, 1970 $0, 1980 $0, 1990 $403
  OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE: $392 million  ODA%GNP: 12.0%
  ODA/Capita: $62
ENVIRONMENT (see also individual islands)
  TOTAL FOREST AREA: 6367,000 ha, 25.9% of land area, 1.0 ha/capita
  NATURAL FOREST AREA: 6363,000 ha
  ARABLE LAND: 2.5% of land area
SPECIES OF CONSERVATION INTEREST:

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
  ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION: 82 kw-hr/capita, versus 99 kw-hr/cap (1970)
  TRADITIONAL FUEL CONSUMPTION: 70% (1993), versus 69% (1973)
  INTERNAL RENEWABLE WATER RESOURCES: 33.7,000 cu.m/cap/year
  SEAFOOD CONSUMPTION (1990-92): 8 kg/cap/year, CHANGE SINCE 1980-82: 12%
  CHANGE IN ANNUAL MARINE CATCH 1980-82 to 1990-92: 56%
INSTITUTIONS
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ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION:

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Last updated 11/02/98


Islands of Guinea
Tristao (Guinea)


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