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Dominican Republic     [101]
(Independent since 1844 from Haiti)
LAND AREA: 48442 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: 8052000 (1996)
  DENSITY: 166 persons/sq. km    GROWTH RATE: 2%/year
  POP AGR/FISH/MINING: 25%
  URBAN POP: 64% (1994), versus 30% (1960), Annual Growth: 2.9%
  LIFE EXPECTANCY: 70.0 years,  ADULT LITERACY: 81.5%
  INFANT MORTALITY: 38 per/1000 (1994), versus 125 (1960)
  HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEX: 0.718
ECONOMY
  GNP: US$10.1 billion, Annual GNP Growth Rate 1980-1993: 3.0%,  Annual Growth Rate GNP/Capita: 0.7%
  GDP/Capita: $839  GDP/Capita PPP: $3933
  GDP/Capita: 1960 $386, 1970 $494, 1980 $744, 1990 $773
  OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE: $124 million  ODA%GNP: 1.2%
  ODA/Capita: $16
ENVIRONMENT (see also individual islands)
  TOTAL FOREST AREA: 1582,000 ha, 32.7% of land area, 0.2 ha/capita
  NATURAL FOREST AREA: 1575,000 ha
  ARABLE LAND: 20.5% of land area
SPECIES OF CONSERVATION INTEREST:

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
  ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION: 805 kw-hr/capita, versus 247 kw-hr/cap (1970)
  TRADITIONAL FUEL CONSUMPTION: 15% (1993), versus 32% (1973)
  INTERNAL RENEWABLE WATER RESOURCES: 2.6,000 cu.m/cap/year
  SEAFOOD CONSUMPTION (1990-92): 8 kg/cap/year
  CHANGE IN ANNUAL MARINE CATCH 1980-82 to 1990-92: 25%
INSTITUTIONS
GOVERNMENT ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY:

ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION:

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Last updated 11/02/98


Islands of Dominican Republic
Saona (Dominican Republic)


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