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Honduras     [145]
(Independent in 1821 from Spain)
LAND AREA: 109560 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: 6140000 (1996)
  DENSITY: 56 persons/sq. km    GROWTH RATE: 3%/year
  POP AGR/FISH/MINING: 41%
  URBAN POP: 43% (1994), versus 23% (1960), Annual Growth: 4.4%
  LIFE EXPECTANCY: 68.4 years,  ADULT LITERACY: 72.0%
  INFANT MORTALITY: 40 per/1000 (1994), versus 145 (1960)
  HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEX: 0.575
ECONOMY
  GNP: US$3.2 billion, Annual GNP Growth Rate 1980-1993: 2.7%
  GDP/Capita: $896  GDP/Capita PPP: $2050
  GDP/Capita: 1960 $691, 1970 $804, 1980 $999, 1990 $927
  OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE: $411 million  ODA%GNP: 14.1%
  ODA/Capita: $75
ENVIRONMENT (see also individual islands)
  TOTAL FOREST AREA: 4115,000 ha, 36.8% of land area, 0.7 ha/capita
  NATURAL FOREST AREA: 4112,000 ha
  ARABLE LAND: 15.0% of land area
SPECIES OF CONSERVATION INTEREST:

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
  ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION: 486 kw-hr/capita, versus 119 kw-hr/cap (1970)
  TRADITIONAL FUEL CONSUMPTION: 57% (1993), versus 61% (1973)
  INTERNAL RENEWABLE WATER RESOURCES: 11.2,000 cu.m/cap/year
  SEAFOOD CONSUMPTION (1990-92): 1 kg/cap/year
  CHANGE IN ANNUAL MARINE CATCH 1980-82 to 1990-92: 153%
INSTITUTIONS
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ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION:

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Last updated 11/02/98


Islands of Honduras
Guanaja (Honduras)
Roatan (Honduras)
Utila (Honduras)


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