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Dominica     [42]
(Independent in 1978 from United Kingdom)
LAND AREA: 753 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: 74000 (1996)
  DENSITY: 98 persons/sq. km    GROWTH RATE: 1%/year
  POP AGR/FISH/MINING: 40%
  LIFE EXPECTANCY: 72.0 years,  ADULT LITERACY: 94.0%
  HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEX: 0.873
ECONOMY
  GNP: US$0.2 billion, Annual GNP Growth Rate 1980-1993: 4.6%,  Annual Growth Rate GNP/Capita: 4.6%
  GDP/Capita: $2161  GDP/Capita PPP: $6118
  GDP/Capita: 1960 $1192, 1970 $1307, 1980 $1129, 1990 $2018
  OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE: $24 million  ODA%GNP: 12.1%
  ODA/Capita: $343
ENVIRONMENT (see also individual islands)
  TOTAL FOREST AREA: 46,000 ha, 61.3% of land area, 0.6 ha/capita
  NATURAL FOREST AREA: 46,000 ha
  ARABLE LAND: 9.3% of land area
SPECIES OF CONSERVATION INTEREST:

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
  ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION: 479 kw-hr/capita, versus 127 kw-hr/cap (1970)
INSTITUTIONS
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Last updated 11/02/98


Islands of Dominica
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