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Saint Kitts and Nevis     [129]
(Independent from United Kingdom)
LAND AREA: 261 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 0 2
DEMOGRAPHY
  POPULATION: 41000 (1996)
  DENSITY: 157 persons/sq. km    GROWTH RATE: 0%/year
  URBAN POP: 42% (1994), versus 28% (1960), Annual Growth: 0.8%
  LIFE EXPECTANCY: 69.0 years,  ADULT LITERACY: 90.0%
  HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEX: 0.853
ECONOMY
  GNP: US$0.2 billion, Annual GNP Growth Rate 1980-1993: 4.7%,  Annual Growth Rate GNP/Capita: 5.4%
  GDP/Capita: $3577  GDP/Capita PPP: $9436
  GDP/Capita: 1960 $0, 1970 $0, 1980 $1782, 1990 $3085
  OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE: $4 million  ODA%GNP: 2.1%
  ODA/Capita: $100
ENVIRONMENT (see also individual islands)
  TOTAL FOREST AREA: 11,000 ha, 30.6% of land area, 0.3 ha/capita
  NATURAL FOREST AREA: 11,000 ha
  ARABLE LAND: 22.2% of land area
SPECIES OF CONSERVATION INTEREST:

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
  ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION: 2098 kw-hr/capita, versus 246 kw-hr/cap (1970)
INSTITUTIONS
GOVERNMENT ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY:

ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION:
National Conservation and Environmental Protection Act 1987 (No. 5 of 1987)
ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS:
Nevis Historical and Conservation Society, Alexander Hamilton House, Charlestown, Nevis
REFERENCES:

Last updated 11/02/98


Islands of Saint Kitts and Nevis
Nevis (St Kitts and Nevis)
St Kitts (St Kitts and Nevis)


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