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Barbados     [75]
(Independent in 1966 from United Kingdom)
LAND AREA: 431 sq. km
NUMBER OF ISLANDS BY SIZE (sq. km):
>17,000 >10,000 >1,000 >100 >10 >1 <1 Unknown TOTAL
0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
DEMOGRAPHY
  POPULATION: 265000 (1996)
  DENSITY: 615 persons/sq. km    GROWTH RATE: 1%/year
  POP AGR/FISH/MINING: 7%
  URBAN POP: 47% (1994), versus 35% (1960), Annual Growth: 1.7%
  LIFE EXPECTANCY: 75.9 years,  ADULT LITERACY: 97.3%
  INFANT MORTALITY: 8 per/1000 (1994), versus 74 (1960)
  HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEX: 0.907
ECONOMY
  GNP: US$1.7 billion,  Annual Growth Rate GNP/Capita: 0.5%
  GDP/Capita: $5843  GDP/Capita PPP: $11051
  GDP/Capita: 1960 $2290, 1970 $4282, 1980 $5490, 1990 $6002
ENVIRONMENT (see also individual islands)
  ARABLE LAND: 37.2% of land area
SPECIES OF CONSERVATION INTEREST:

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
  ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION: 2188 kw-hr/capita, versus 613 kw-hr/cap (1970)
INSTITUTIONS
GOVERNMENT ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY:

ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION:

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Last updated 08/02/98


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