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St Lucia     [71]
(Independent in 1979 from United Kingdom)
LAND AREA: 619 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 0 0 0 0 1
DEMOGRAPHY
  POPULATION: 144000 (1996)
  DENSITY: 233 persons/sq. km    GROWTH RATE: 2%/year
  POP AGR/FISH/MINING: 37%
  URBAN POP: 48% (1994), versus 39% (1960), Annual Growth: 2.0%
  LIFE EXPECTANCY: 71.0 years,  ADULT LITERACY: 82.0%
  HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEX: 0.838
ECONOMY
  GNP: US$0.5 billion,  Annual Growth Rate GNP/Capita: 4.4%
  GDP/Capita: $2665  GDP/Capita PPP: $6182
  GDP/Capita: 1960 $0, 1970 $0, 1980 $0, 1990 $2722
  OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE: $47 million  ODA%GNP: 9.6%
  ODA/Capita: $313
ENVIRONMENT (see also individual islands)
  TOTAL FOREST AREA: 5,000 ha, 8.2% of land area, 0.0 ha/capita
  NATURAL FOREST AREA: 5,000 ha
  ARABLE LAND: 8.1% of land area
SPECIES OF CONSERVATION INTEREST:

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
  ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION: 794 kw-hr/capita, versus 178 kw-hr/cap (1970)
INSTITUTIONS
GOVERNMENT ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY:
Forestry Division, Ministry of Agriculture, Castries Wildlife Department Parks and Beaches Commission Fisheries Management Unit
ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION:
Signatory of CITES Wildlife Protection Act (No. 9, 1980) Forest, Soil and Water Conservation Ordinance (Cap. 25, 1946) Amended 1983 St Lucia National Trust Act (No. 16, 1975) Fisheries Act (No. 10, 1984)
ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS:
St Lucia Naturalists' Society St Lucia National Trust
REFERENCES:

Last updated 11/02/98


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