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Argentina     [96]
(Independent in 1816 from Spain)
LAND AREA: 2771300 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: 35220000 (1996)
  DENSITY: 13 persons/sq. km    GROWTH RATE: 2%/year
  POP AGR/FISH/MINING: 12%
  URBAN POP: 88% (1994), versus 74% (1960), Annual Growth: 1.5%
  LIFE EXPECTANCY: 72.4 years,  ADULT LITERACY: 96.0%
  INFANT MORTALITY: 23 per/1000 (1994), versus 60 (1960)
  HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEX: 0.884
ECONOMY
  GNP: US$275.7 billion, Annual GNP Growth Rate 1980-1993: 1.0%
  GDP/Capita: $3947  GDP/Capita PPP: $8937
  GDP/Capita: 1960 $2701, 1970 $3460, 1980 $3914, 1990 $3099
  OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE: $222 million  ODA%GNP: 0.1%
  ODA/Capita: $7
ENVIRONMENT (see also individual islands)
  TOTAL FOREST AREA: 33942,000 ha, 12.4% of land area, 1.0 ha/capita
  NATURAL FOREST AREA: 33395,000 ha
  ARABLE LAND: 9.0% of land area
SPECIES OF CONSERVATION INTEREST:

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
  ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION: 1965 kw-hr/capita, versus 915 kw-hr/cap (1970)
  TRADITIONAL FUEL CONSUMPTION: 5% (1993), versus 8% (1973)
  INTERNAL RENEWABLE WATER RESOURCES: 28.7,000 cu.m/cap/year
  SEAFOOD CONSUMPTION (1990-92): 7 kg/cap/year, CHANGE SINCE 1980-82: 10%
  CHANGE IN ANNUAL MARINE CATCH 1980-82 to 1990-92: 85%
INSTITUTIONS
GOVERNMENT ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY:

ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION:

ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS:

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Last updated 11/02/98


Islands of Argentina
Bermejo (Argentina)
Estados, Isla de los (Argentina)
Trinidad (Argentina)


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