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Grenada     [47]
(Independent in 1974 from United Kingdom)
LAND AREA: 344 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 1 0 0 8 10
DEMOGRAPHY
  POPULATION: 99000 (1996)
  DENSITY: 288 persons/sq. km    GROWTH RATE: 1%/year
  POP AGR/FISH/MINING: 24%
  LIFE EXPECTANCY: 72.0 years,  ADULT LITERACY: 98.0%
  HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEX: 0.843
ECONOMY
  GNP: US$0.2 billion,  Annual Growth Rate GNP/Capita: 3.8%
  GDP/Capita: $1969  GDP/Capita PPP: $5137
  GDP/Capita: 1960 $0, 1970 $0, 1980 $0, 1990 $1969
  OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE: $10 million  ODA%GNP: 4.2%
  ODA/Capita: $111
ENVIRONMENT (see also individual islands)
  TOTAL FOREST AREA: 4,000 ha, 11.8% of land area, 0.0 ha/capita
  NATURAL FOREST AREA: 4,000 ha
  ARABLE LAND: 32.4% of land area
SPECIES OF CONSERVATION INTEREST:

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
  ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION: 761 kw-hr/capita, versus 160 kw-hr/cap (1970)
INSTITUTIONS
GOVERNMENT ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY:
Grenada Forestry Department, National Parks and Wildlife Unit, Ministry of Agriculture, Tourism and External Affairs, St. George's, Grenada Grenada National Trust
ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION:
Wild Animals and Birds Ordinance (Cap. 314, 1928) Birds and Other Wildlife (Protection of) Ordinance (Cap. 36, 1957, amended No. 26, 1964) Forest, Soil and Water Conservation Ordinance (Cap. 129, 1949, amended No. 34, 1984) Fisheries Act (No. 15, 1986) Beach Protection Law (No. 67, 1979)
ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS:
Environmental Conservation Council (1983) Grenada Historical Society (1976) Field Naturalists Club
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Last updated 11/02/98


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