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Antigua and Barbuda     [72]
(Independent in 1981 from United Kingdom)
LAND AREA: 442 sq. km
NUMBER OF ISLANDS BY SIZE (sq. km):
>17,000 >10,000 >1,000 >100 >10 >1 <1 Unknown TOTAL
0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
DEMOGRAPHY
  POPULATION: 66000 (1996)
  DENSITY: 149 persons/sq. km    GROWTH RATE: 1%/year
  URBAN POP: 36% (1994), versus 40% (1960), Annual Growth: 1.2%
  LIFE EXPECTANCY: 74.0 years,  ADULT LITERACY: 96.0%
  HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEX: 0.892
ECONOMY
  GNP: US$0.5 billion, Annual GNP Growth Rate 1980-1993: 5.4%,  Annual Growth Rate GNP/Capita: 5.2%
  GDP/Capita: $5699  GDP/Capita PPP: $8977
  GDP/Capita: 1960 $0, 1970 $0, 1980 $2982, 1990 $5255
  OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE: $2 million  ODA%GNP: 2.7%
  ODA/Capita: $200
ENVIRONMENT (see also individual islands)
  TOTAL FOREST AREA: 9,000 ha, 20.5% of land area, 0.1 ha/capita
  NATURAL FOREST AREA: 9,000 ha
  ARABLE LAND: 18.2% of land area
SPECIES OF CONSERVATION INTEREST:

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
  ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION: 5145 kw-hr/capita, versus 733 kw-hr/cap (1970)
INSTITUTIONS
GOVERNMENT ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY:

ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION:

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Last updated 11/02/98


Islands of Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua (Antigua and Barbuda)
Barbuda (Antigua and Barbuda)
Redonda (Antigua and Barbuda)


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