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Guinea-Bissau     [49]
(Independent in 1973 from Portugal)
LAND AREA: 36260 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: 1091000 (1996)
  DENSITY: 30 persons/sq. km    GROWTH RATE: 2%/year
  POP AGR/FISH/MINING: 85%
  URBAN POP: 22% (1994), versus 14% (1960), Annual Growth: 4.6%
  LIFE EXPECTANCY: 43.2 years,  ADULT LITERACY: 53.9%
  INFANT MORTALITY: 138 per/1000 (1994), versus 200 (1960)
  HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEX: 0.291
ECONOMY
  GNP: US$0.3 billion, Annual GNP Growth Rate 1980-1993: 4.6%,  Annual Growth Rate GNP/Capita: 2.8%
  GDP/Capita: $216  GDP/Capita PPP: $793
  GDP/Capita: 1960 $0, 1970 $202, 1980 $146, 1990 $202
  OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE: $119 million  ODA%GNP: 49.6%
  ODA/Capita: $113
ENVIRONMENT (see also individual islands)
  TOTAL FOREST AREA: 2309,000 ha, 82.1% of land area, 2.2 ha/capita
  NATURAL FOREST AREA: 2308,000 ha
  ARABLE LAND: 8.3% of land area
SPECIES OF CONSERVATION INTEREST:

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
  ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION: 43 kw-hr/capita, versus 21 kw-hr/cap (1970)
  TRADITIONAL FUEL CONSUMPTION: 58% (1993), versus 72% (1973)
  INTERNAL RENEWABLE WATER RESOURCES: 25.2,000 cu.m/cap/year
  SEAFOOD CONSUMPTION (1990-92): 2 kg/cap/year
  CHANGE IN ANNUAL MARINE CATCH 1980-82 to 1990-92: 46%
INSTITUTIONS
GOVERNMENT ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY:

ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION:

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Last updated 11/02/98


Islands of Guinea-Bissau
Bolama (Guinea-Bissau)
Carache (Guinea-Bissau)
Caravela (Guinea-Bissau)
Formoza (Guinea-Bissau)
Jeta (Guinea-Bissau)
Orango, I. de (Guinea-Bissau)
Orangozinho (Guinea-Bissau)
Pecixe (Guinea-Bissau)
Roxa (Guinea-Bissau)
Uno (Guinea-Bissau)


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