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St Vincent     [132]
(Independent in 1979 from United Kingdom)
LAND AREA: 389 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 4 5
DEMOGRAPHY
  POPULATION: 113000 (1996)
  DENSITY: 290 persons/sq. km    GROWTH RATE: 1%/year
  URBAN POP: 46% (1994), versus 14% (1960), Annual Growth: 2.9%
  LIFE EXPECTANCY: 72.0 years,  ADULT LITERACY: 82.0%
  HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEX: 0.836
ECONOMY
  GNP: US$0.2 billion, Annual GNP Growth Rate 1980-1993: 6.0%,  Annual Growth Rate GNP/Capita: 5.0%
  GDP/Capita: $1793  GDP/Capita PPP: $5650
  GDP/Capita: 1960 $743, 1970 $797, 1980 $939, 1990 $1620
  OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE: $47 million  ODA%GNP: 20.5%
  ODA/Capita: $427
ENVIRONMENT (see also individual islands)
  TOTAL FOREST AREA: 11,000 ha, 28.2% of land area, 0.1 ha/capita
  NATURAL FOREST AREA: 11,000 ha
  ARABLE LAND: 10.3% of land area
SPECIES OF CONSERVATION INTEREST:

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
  ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION: 577 kw-hr/capita, versus 129 kw-hr/cap (1970)
INSTITUTIONS
GOVERNMENT ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY:
Forestry Department, Ministry of Agriculture
ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION:
Bird and Fish Protection Act (Cap. 14, 1901) Forest Act (Cap. 23, 1945) Town and Country Planning Act (No. 8, 1976) Central Water and Sewerage Act (No. 6, 1978) St Vincent National Trust Ordinance (No. 32, 1969) Fisheries Act (No. 8, 1986) Beach Protection Act (No. 10, 1981)
ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS:

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Last updated 11/02/98


Islands of St Vincent
Bequia (St Vincent - The Grenadines)
Canouan (St Vincent - The Grenadines)
Mustique (St Vincent - The Grenadines)
St Vincent (St Vincent)
Union (St Vincent - The Grenadines)


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