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Cuba     [40]
(Independent in 1902 from Spain/United States)
LAND AREA: 110860 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 1600 1600
DEMOGRAPHY
  POPULATION: 11019000 (1996)
  DENSITY: 99 persons/sq. km    GROWTH RATE: 1%/year
  POP AGR/FISH/MINING: 18%
  URBAN POP: 76% (1994), versus 55% (1960), Annual Growth: 1.2%
  LIFE EXPECTANCY: 75.6 years,  ADULT LITERACY: 95.4%
  INFANT MORTALITY: 9 per/1000 (1994), versus 65 (1960)
  HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEX: 0.723
ECONOMY
  Income/Capita: $1590
  OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE: $64 million
ENVIRONMENT (see also individual islands)
  TOTAL FOREST AREA: 1842,000 ha, 16.8% of land area, 0.2 ha/capita
  NATURAL FOREST AREA: 1597,000 ha
  ARABLE LAND: 23.5% of land area
SPECIES OF CONSERVATION INTEREST:

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
  ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION: 1002 kw-hr/capita, versus 572 kw-hr/cap (1970)
  TRADITIONAL FUEL CONSUMPTION: 36% (1993), versus 35% (1973)
  INTERNAL RENEWABLE WATER RESOURCES: 3.1,000 cu.m/cap/year
  SEAFOOD CONSUMPTION (1990-92): 14 kg/cap/year
INSTITUTIONS
GOVERNMENT ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY:

ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION:

ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS:

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Last updated 11/02/98


Islands of Cuba
Cayo Coco (Cuba)
Cayo Romano (Cuba)
Cuba (Cuba)
Juventud (Cuba)


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