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Puerto Rico (United States)     [128]
(Self-governing Commonwealth United States)
LAND AREA: 8960 sq. km
NUMBER OF ISLANDS BY SIZE (sq. km):
>17,000 >10,000 >1,000 >100 >10 >1 <1 Unknown TOTAL
0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 4
DEMOGRAPHY
  POPULATION: 3736000 (1996)
  DENSITY: 417 persons/sq. km    GROWTH RATE: 0%/year
  LIFE EXPECTANCY: 76.2 years,  ADULT LITERACY: 99.0%
  HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEX: 0.942
ECONOMY
  Income/Capita: $0
ENVIRONMENT (see also individual islands)
  TOTAL FOREST AREA: 275,000 ha, 31.0% of land area, 0.1 ha/capita
  NATURAL FOREST AREA: 272,000 ha
SPECIES OF CONSERVATION INTEREST:

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
INSTITUTIONS
GOVERNMENT ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY:

ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION:

ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS:

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Last updated 11/02/98


Islands of Puerto Rico (United States)
Culebra (United States - Puerto Rico)
Desecheo (United States - Puerto Rico)
Mona (United States - Puerto Rico)
Puerto Rico (United States - Puerto Rico)
Vieques (United States - Puerto Rico)


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