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Guadeloupe (France)     [120]
(Overseas Department of France)
LAND AREA: 1780 sq. km
NUMBER OF ISLANDS BY SIZE (sq. km):
>17,000 >10,000 >1,000 >100 >10 >1 <1 Unknown TOTAL
0 0 0 3 2 0 0 2 7
DEMOGRAPHY
  POPULATION: 431000 (1996)
  DENSITY: 242 persons/sq. km    GROWTH RATE: 1%/year
  POP AGR/FISH/MINING: 21%
  LIFE EXPECTANCY: 78.7 years,  ADULT LITERACY: 99.0%
  HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEX: 0.946
ECONOMY
  Income/Capita: $3025
ENVIRONMENT (see also individual islands)
  TOTAL FOREST AREA: 80,000 ha, 47.3% of land area, 0.2 ha/capita
  NATURAL FOREST AREA: 80,000 ha
SPECIES OF CONSERVATION INTEREST:

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
INSTITUTIONS
GOVERNMENT ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY:
Direction de la Protection de la Nature Delegation Regionale  l'Architecture et  l'Environnement Office Nationale des Forets Institut Scientifique et Technique des Peches Maritimes Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique
ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION:
Leatherback turtles, lobsters and corals protected under legislation no. 79-6, AD/3/3 of April 1979
ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS:

REFERENCES:

Last updated 11/02/98


Islands of Guadeloupe (France)
Basse Terre (France - Guadeloupe)
Grande Terre (France - Guadeloupe)
La Desirade (France - Guadeloupe)
Marie Galante (France - Guadeloupe)
Petite Terre (France - Guadeloupe)
Saintes (France - Guadeloupe)


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