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Sudan     [157]
(Independent )
LAND AREA: 2500000 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: 27291000 (1996)
  DENSITY: 11 persons/sq. km    GROWTH RATE: 3%/year
  POP AGR/FISH/MINING: 69%
  URBAN POP: 24% (1994), versus 10% (1960), Annual Growth: 4.7%
  LIFE EXPECTANCY: 51.0 years,  ADULT LITERACY: 44.8%
  INFANT MORTALITY: 86 per/1000 (1994), versus 160 (1960)
  HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEX: 0.333
ECONOMY
  GDP/Capita: $765  GDP/Capita PPP: $1084
  GDP/Capita: 1960 $814, 1970 $729, 1980 $784, 1990 $670
  OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE: $225 million
ENVIRONMENT (see also individual islands)
  TOTAL FOREST AREA: 41613,000 ha, 17.5% of land area, 1.5 ha/capita
  NATURAL FOREST AREA: 41410,000 ha
  ARABLE LAND: 5.1% of land area
SPECIES OF CONSERVATION INTEREST:

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
  ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION: 49 kw-hr/capita, versus 28 kw-hr/cap (1970)
  TRADITIONAL FUEL CONSUMPTION: 82% (1993), versus 61% (1973)
  INTERNAL RENEWABLE WATER RESOURCES: 5.5,000 cu.m/cap/year
  SEAFOOD CONSUMPTION (1990-92): 1 kg/cap/year
INSTITUTIONS
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ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION:

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Last updated 11/02/98


Islands of Sudan
Mukawwar (Sudan)


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