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Canada     [34]
(Independent in 1867 from United Kingdom)
LAND AREA: 9922385 sq. km
NUMBER OF ISLANDS BY SIZE (sq. km):
>17,000 >10,000 >1,000 >100 >10 >1 <1 Unknown TOTAL
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
DEMOGRAPHY
  POPULATION: 29964000 (1996)
  DENSITY: 3 persons/sq. km    GROWTH RATE: 1%/year
  POP AGR/FISH/MINING: 4%
  URBAN POP: 77% (1994), versus 69% (1960), Annual Growth: 1.2%
  LIFE EXPECTANCY: 79.0 years,  ADULT LITERACY: 99.0%
  HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEX: 0.960
ECONOMY
  GNP: US$570.0 billion, Annual GNP Growth Rate 1980-1993: 2.2%,  Annual Growth Rate GNP/Capita: 1.4%
  GDP/Capita: $15940  GDP/Capita PPP: $21459
  GDP/Capita: 1960 $7261, 1970 $10047, 1980 $13520, 1990 $15894
ENVIRONMENT (see also individual islands)
  TOTAL FOREST AREA: 244571,000 ha, 26.5% of land area, 8.3 ha/capita
  ANNUAL CHANGE IN FOREST COVER: 0.1%
  ARABLE LAND: 4.6% of land area
SPECIES OF CONSERVATION INTEREST:

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
  INTERNAL RENEWABLE WATER RESOURCES: 98.5,000 cu.m/cap/year
INSTITUTIONS
GOVERNMENT ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY:

ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION:

ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS:

REFERENCES:

Last updated 11/02/98


Islands of Canada
Adams (Canada - Northwest Territories)
Admiralty (Canada - Northwest Territories)
Air Force (Canada - Northwest Territories)
Akimiski (Canada - Ontario)
Akpatok (Canada - Northwest Territories)
Alexander (Canada - Northwest Territories)
Amherst (Canada - Northwest Territories)
Amund Ringnes (Canada - Northwest Territories)
Anticosti (Canada - Quebec)
Aristazabal (Canada - British Columbia)
Axel Heiberg (Canada - Northwest Territories)
Baffin (Canada - Northwest Territories)
Baillie Hamilton (Canada - Northwest Territories)
Banks (Canada - British Columbia)
Banks (Canada - Northwest Territories)
Bathurst (Canada - Northwest Territories)
Big (Canada - Northwest Territories)
Borden (Canada - Northwest Territories)
Bray (Canada - Northwest Territories)
Brock (Canada - Northwest Territories)
Broughton (Canada - British Columbia)
Buckingham (Canada - Northwest Territories)
Byam Martin (Canada - Northwest Territories)
Bylot (Canada - Northwest Territories)
Calvert (Canada - British Columbia)
Cameron (Canada - Northwest Territories)
Campania (Canada - British Columbia)
Campbell (Canada - British Columbia)
Cap Breton (Canada - Nova Scotia)
Charlton (Canada - Ontario)
Coats (Canada - Northwest Territories)
Coburg (Canada - Northwest Territories)
Cornwall (Canada - Northwest Territories)
Cornwallis (Canada - Northwest Territories)
Crown Prince Frederik (Canada - Northwest Territories)
Devon (Canada - Northwest Territories)
Dexterity (Canada - Northwest Territories)
Dundas (Canada - British Columbia)
East Harrison (Canada - Northwest Territories)
Eglinton (Canada - Northwest Territories)
Ellef Ringnes (Canada - Northwest Territories)
Ellesmere (Canada - Northwest Territories)
Emerald (Canada - Northwest Territories)
Flores (Canada - British Columbia)
Foley (Canada - Northwest Territories)
Gateshead (Canada - Northwest Territories)
Gil (Canada - British Columbia)
Gilford (Canada - British Columbia)
Graham (Canada - Northwest Territories)
Graham (Canada - British Columbia)
Gribbel (Canada - British Columbia)
Griffith (Canada - Northwest Territories)
Hawkesbury (Canada - British Columbia)
Helen (Canada - Northwest Territories)
Helena (Canada - Northwest Territories)
Hoved (Canada - Northwest Territories)
Hunter (Canada - British Columbia)
Igloolik (Canada - Northwest Territories)
Jenny Lind (Canada - Northwest Territories)
Jens Munk (Canada - Northwest Territories)
King (Canada - British Columbia)
King Christian (Canada - Northwest Territories)
King William (Canada - Northwest Territories)
Koch (Canada - Northwest Territories)
Kunghit (Canada - British Columbia)
Little Cornwallis (Canada - Northwest Territories)
Lougheed (Canada - Northwest Territories)
Lowther (Canada - Northwest Territories)
MacCauley (Canada - British Columbia)
MacClintock (Canada - Northwest Territories)
Mackenzie King (Canada - Northwest Territories)
Madame (Canada - Nova Scotia)
Malcolm (Canada - British Columbia)
Mansel (Canada - Northwest Territories)
Massey (Canada - Northwest Territories)
Matty (Canada - Northwest Territories)
Meighen (Canada - Northwest Territories)
Melbourne (Canada - Northwest Territories)
Melville (Canada - Northwest Territories)
Moresby (Canada - British Columbia)
Newfoundland (Canada - Newfoundland)
Nootka (Canada - British Columbia)
North Kent (Canada - Northwest Territories)
North Spicer (Canada - Northwest Territories)
Nottingham (Canada - Northwest Territories)
Ormonde (Canada - Northwest Territories)
Pandora (Canada - Northwest Territories)
Pearse (Canada - British Columbia)
Pedonda (Canada - British Columbia)
Penny (Canada - British Columbia)
Pooley (Canada - British Columbia)
Porcher (Canada - British Columbia)
Prescott (Canada - Northwest Territories)
Price (Canada - British Columbia)
Prince Charles (Canada - Northwest Territories)
Prince Edward (Canada - Prince Edward Island)
Prince Leopold (Canada - Northwest Territories)
Prince of Wales (Canada - Northwest Territories)
Prince Patrick (Canada - Northwest Territories)
Princess Royal (Canada - British Columbia)
Quadra (Canada - British Columbia)
Resolution (Canada - Northwest Territories)
Roderick (Canada - British Columbia)
Rowley (Canada - Northwest Territories)
Royal Geographical Society (Canada - Northwest Territories)
Russell (Canada - Northwest Territories)
Sable (Canada - Nova Scotia)
Salisbury (Canada - Northwest Territories)
Sillem (Canada - Northwest Territories)
Somerset (Canada - Northwest Territories)
South Spicer (Canada - Northwest Territories)
Southampton (Canada - Northwest Territories)
Stefansson (Canada - Northwest Territories)
Stor (Canada - Northwest Territories)
Swindle (Canada - British Columbia)
Tennent (Canada - Northwest Territories)
Texada (Canada - British Columbia)
Thorn (Canada - Northwest Territories)
Vancouver (Canada - British Columbia)
Vanier (Canada - Northwest Territories)
Vansittart (Canada - Northwest Territories)
Victoria (Canada - Northwest Territories)
Wales (Canada - Northwest Territories)
West Harrison (Canada - Northwest Territories)
White (Canada - Northwest Territories)
Winter (Canada - Northwest Territories)
[unknown] (Canada - British Columbia)


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