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United States of America     [26]
(Independent since 1776 from United Kingdom)
LAND AREA: 9363130 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 4 1 0 5
DEMOGRAPHY
  POPULATION: 266557000 (1996)
  DENSITY: 28 persons/sq. km    GROWTH RATE: 0%/year
  URBAN POP: 76% (1994), versus 70% (1960), Annual Growth: 1.2%
  LIFE EXPECTANCY: 76.2 years,  ADULT LITERACY: 99.0%
  HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEX: 0.942
ECONOMY
  GNP: US$6737.0 billion, Annual GNP Growth Rate 1980-1993: 2.4%,  Annual Growth Rate GNP/Capita: 1.7%
  GDP/Capita: $20500  GDP/Capita PPP: $26397
  GDP/Capita: 1960 $10707, 1970 $13794, 1980 $16389, 1990 $19461
ENVIRONMENT (see also individual islands)
  TOTAL FOREST AREA: 212515,000 ha, 23.2% of land area, 0.8 ha/capita
  ANNUAL CHANGE IN FOREST COVER: 0.3%
  ARABLE LAND: 18.9% of land area
SPECIES OF CONSERVATION INTEREST:

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
  INTERNAL RENEWABLE WATER RESOURCES: 9.4,000 cu.m/cap/year
INSTITUTIONS
GOVERNMENT ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY:

ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION:

ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS:

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Last updated 11/02/98


Islands of United States of America
Adak (United States - Alaska)
Admiralty (United States - Alaska)
Afognak (United States - Alaska)
Agattu (United States - Alaska)
Akun (United States - Alaska)
Akutan (United States - Alaska)
Amchitka (United States - Alaska)
Amlia (United States - Alaska)
Anacapa (United States - California)
Annette (United States - Alaska)
Atka (United States - Alaska)
Attu (United States - Alaska)
Augustine (United States - Alaska)
Baker (United States - Alaska)
Baker (United States - Howland and Baker)
Baranof (United States - Alaska)
Chichagof (United States - Alaska)
Chuginadak (United States - Alaska)
Dall (United States - Alaska)
Deer (United States - Alaska)
Dolgoi (United States - Alaska)
Duke (United States - Alaska)
Esther (United States - Alaska)
Etolin (United States - Alaska)
Evans (United States - Alaska)
Farallon Islands (United States - California)
Galveston (United States - Texas)
Gravina (United States - Alaska)
Great Sitkin (United States - Alaska)
Hagemeister (United States - Alaska)
Hawaii (United States - Hawaii)
Hawkins (United States - Alaska)
Heceta (United States - Alaska)
Hinchinbrook (United States - Alaska)
Howland (United States - Howland and Baker)
Jarvis (United States - Jarvis)
Johnston (United States - Johnston Island)
Kagalaska (United States - Alaska)
Kahoolawe (United States - Hawaii)
Kanaga (United States - Alaska)
Kauai (United States - Hawaii)
Kayak (United States - Alaska)
Kiska (United States - Alaska)
Knight (United States - Alaska)
Kodiak (United States - Alaska)
Korovin (United States - Alaska)
Kosciusko (United States - Alaska)
Kruzof (United States - Alaska)
Kuiu (United States - Alaska)
Kupreanof (United States - Alaska)
Lanai (United States - Hawaii)
Latouche (United States - Alaska)
Laysan (United States - Hawaii)
Little Diomede (United States - Alaska)
Long (United States - Alaska)
Long (United States - New York)
Lulu (United States - Alaska)
Manhatten (United States - New York)
Marsh (United States - Louisiana)
Martha's Vineyard (United States - Massachusetts)
Matagorda (United States - Texas)
Maui (United States - Hawaii)
Midway (United States - Midway Islands)
Mitkof (United States - Alaska)
Molokai (United States - Hawaii)
Montague (United States - Alaska)
Nagai (United States - Alaska)
Nantucket (United States - Massachusetts)
Navassa (United States - Navassa Island)
Nihoa (United States - Hawaii)
Niihau (United States - Hawaii)
Noyes (United States - Alaska)
Nunivak (United States - Alaska)
Oahu (United States - Hawaii)
Padre (United States - Texas)
Pearl and Hermes Reef (United States - Hawaii)
Pine (United States - Florida)
Point au Fer (United States - Louisiana)
Popof (United States - Alaska)
Prince of Wales (United States - Alaska)
Raspberry (United States - Alaska)
Revillagigedo (United States - Alaska)
San Clemente (United States - California)
San Fernando (United States - Alaska)
San Miguel (United States - California)
San Nicholas (United States - California)
Sanak (United States - Alaska)
Santa Barbara (United States - California)
Santa Catalina (United States - California)
Santa Cruz (United States - California)
Santa Rosa (United States - California)
Sedanka (United States - Alaska)
Seguam (United States - Alaska)
Semisopochnoi (United States - Alaska)
Shuyak (United States - Alaska)
Sitkalidak (United States - Alaska)
Sitkinak (United States - Alaska)
St George (United States - Alaska)
St Lawrence (United States - Alaska)
St Matthew (United States - Alaska)
St Paul (United States - Alaska)
Staten (United States - New York)
Stuart (United States - Alaska)
Suemez (United States - Alaska)
Sukkwan (United States - Alaska)
Sutwik (United States - Alaska)
Tanaga (United States - Alaska)
Tugidak (United States - Alaska)
Uganik (United States - Alaska)
Umnak (United States - Alaska)
Unalaska (United States - Alaska)
Unga (United States - Alaska)
Unimak (United States - Alaska)
Wake (United States - Wake Island)
Wrangell (United States - Alaska)
Yakobi (United States - Alaska)
Yunaska (United States - Alaska)
Zarembo (United States - Alaska)


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