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Mexico     [64]
(Independent in 1810 from Spain)
LAND AREA: 1972545 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: 96578000 (1996)
  DENSITY: 49 persons/sq. km    GROWTH RATE: 3%/year
  POP AGR/FISH/MINING: 28%
  URBAN POP: 75% (1994), versus 51% (1960), Annual Growth: 2.5%
  LIFE EXPECTANCY: 72.0 years,  ADULT LITERACY: 89.2%
  INFANT MORTALITY: 32 per/1000 (1994), versus 95 (1960)
  HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEX: 0.853
ECONOMY
  GNP: US$368.7 billion, Annual GNP Growth Rate 1980-1993: 1.9%
  GDP/Capita: $1891  GDP/Capita PPP: $7384
  GDP/Capita: 1960 $938, 1970 $1360, 1980 $1936, 1990 $1814
  OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE: $379 million  ODA%GNP: 0.1%
  ODA/Capita: $4
ENVIRONMENT (see also individual islands)
  TOTAL FOREST AREA: 55387,000 ha, 29.0% of land area, 0.6 ha/capita
  NATURAL FOREST AREA: 55278,000 ha
  ARABLE LAND: 11.8% of land area
SPECIES OF CONSERVATION INTEREST:

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
  ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION: 1562 kw-hr/capita, versus 569 kw-hr/cap (1970)
  TRADITIONAL FUEL CONSUMPTION: 5% (1993), versus 8% (1973)
  INTERNAL RENEWABLE WATER RESOURCES: 3.8,000 cu.m/cap/year
  SEAFOOD CONSUMPTION (1990-92): 10 kg/cap/year
INSTITUTIONS
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ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION:

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Last updated 11/02/98


Islands of Mexico
Angel de la Guarda (Mexico - Baja California (Norte))
Carmen (Mexico - Baja California Sur)
Cedros (Mexico - Baja California (Norte))
Cerralvo (Mexico - Baja California Sur)
Chinchorro, Banco (Mexico - Quintana Roo)
Clarion (Mexico - Revilla Gigedo)
Cozumel (Mexico - Quintana Roo)
Espiritu Santo (Mexico - Baja California Sur)
Guadalupe (Mexico - Guadalupe)
Los Coronados (Mexico - Baja California (Norte))
Magdalena (Mexico - Baja California Sur)
Maria Cleofas (Mexico - Nayarit)
Maria Madre (Mexico - Nayarit)
Maria Magdalena (Mexico - Nayarit)
Roca Partida (Mexico - Revilla Gigedo)
San Benedicto (Mexico - Revilla Gigedo)
San Jose (Mexico - Baja California Sur)
Santa Catalina (Mexico - Baja California Sur)
Santa Margarita (Mexico - Baja California Sur)
Socorro (Mexico - Revilla Gigedo)
Tiburon (Mexico - Sonora)
Todos Santos, Isla de (Mexico - Baja California (Norte))


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