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NOTE: A zero in numerical entries may simply mean data not available.



COUNTRY ENTRY
Field headings: Field

Country     [Record number]
(Political status, i.e. Independent in (year) from Metropolitan Country)
LAND AREA: 1000 sq. km
NUMBER OF ISLANDS BY SIZE (sq. km):
>17,000 >10,000 >1,000 >100 >10 >1 <1 Unknown TOTAL
0 0 1 2 3 4 5 10 25
DEMOGRAPHY
  POPULATION: 1000000 (year)
  DENSITY: 1000 persons/sq. km    GROWTH RATE: 1%/year
  POP 1960: 0.5 million; GROWTH RATE 1960: 2.0%/yr
  EST. POP 2000: 1.3 million,  POP AGR/FISH/MINING: 50%
  URBAN POP: 20% (year)
  LIFE EXPECTANCY: 60.0 years,  ADULT LITERACY: 90.0%
  INFANT MORTALITY: 50 per/1000 (year)
  HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEX:0.700
ECONOMY
  GNP/Capita: $1000
  GDP/Capita: $1000  GDP/Capita PPP: $2000
  GDP/Capita:1960 $600, 1970 $700, 1980 $800, 1990 $900
  OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE: $10 million  ODA%GNP: 20.0%
  ODA/Capita: $10
ENVIRONMENT (see also individual islands)
  FOREST AREA: 10.0% of land area, 0.1 ha/capita
  ARABLE LAND: 10.0% of land area
SPECIES OF CONSERVATION INTEREST:
Text description of species of conservation interest at the country level.
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTIONS
GOVERNMENT ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY:
 Text description of government authorities responsible for conservation, environment and sustainable development at the national level.
ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION:
Text description of legislation concerning environment, conservation and sustainable development.
ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS:
Text description of non-governmental organizations concerned with the environment and sustainable development.
REFERENCES:
List of references relevant to islands of this country
Last updated 01/01/00 (day/month/year)



Islands of Country
List of all islands under country:
Island name linked to island entry (Country)


ISLAND ENTRY
Field headings: Field
Indicator headings: Indicator
Indicator values: 00

Island Name (Other Names)    [Record Number]
   Group:  Island Group  Archipelago: Archipelago
   Country: Country (linked to country page)   Region: Region
Lat: 10.10º S   Long : 100.10º E in decimal degrees
Area: 1000.0 sq. km   Altitude: 1000 m
Shoreline: 100.0 km (scale 1:100000)   Coastal Index: 0.1000
Submerged area <100 m: 100 sq. km   Reef area: 1000 sq. km   Lagoon area: 1000 sq. km
Depth to nearest land: 1000 m
Nearest island: 100 km   group: 500 km
Nearest continent: Nearest continent    Distance: 1000 km    Isolation Index:10
ISLAND TYPE: continental, volcanic, coral, etc.     Natural Protection Indicator:1
GEOLOGY/SOILS:
Text description of  geology and soils.
CLIMATE: short word description of rainfall, temperature and climate
WATER BALANCE: description of water problems
CATASTROPHIC THREATS: listing of cyclones, active volcanoes and other threats
   Threat Indicator:1
ECOSYSTEMS:         Number of Ecosystems - Terrestrial:10    Marine: 10
Text description of ecosystem types and importance. Key words for Forest,  Mangroves, Reefs
   Percent shoreline: Coral Reef: 10%  Mangrove: 10%
SPECIES NUMBERS: Total Endemic Threatened (EVRI)
Plants 1000 100 10
Butterflies 50 10 0
Land snails 100 10 0
Rept/Amphib 50 10 0
Land birds 50 20 5
Mammals 10 2 1
SPECIES OF CONSERVATION INTEREST:
Text description of endemic species and others of conservation interest.  Often includes lists of species.  [Because of technical difficulties in the tranfer of text automatically from the database to the Web, these lists may run together.]
SPECIES RICHNESS:   Species Richness Indicator - Terrestrial:1  Marine:1
short text description of species richness
ENDEMISM: Terrestrial:   Terrestrial Endemism Indicator - Island:1  Group:1
    short text description of terrestrial endemism
  Marine endemic species: number   Marine Endemism Indicator - Island: 1  Group: 1
    short text description of marine endemism
SPECIAL FEATURES : Special Features Indicator - Terrestrial:1   Marine:1
  keyword listing of features such as seabird rookeries and sea turtle nesting
  text description of special features of the island
INVASIVE SPECIES:     Invasive Species Indicator:1
  short listing of invasive species
Text description of problems with introduced species.  May include listing of species.
HUMAN OCCUPATION: Keyword for Inhabited/uninhabited, short text description
  Population: 10000 (year)   Density: 10.0 persons/sq. km
  Growth Rate: 1.0%/yr   Word description
  Major Human Activities: listing of most important human/economic activities
HUMAN IMPACTS:
Text description of human impacts.
  Habitat: description of human habitat   Urban Pop: 1000  Urban Indicator: 1
  Accessibility: presence of port, airport
  Percent population in agr/mining/fishing: 10%   Human Threat Indicator:1
  Gross Domestic Product: $ 1000 per capita    Economic Pressure Indicator: 1
Conservation support: keywords for factors helping conservation action
PROTECTED AREAS:  Protected Area Coverage Indicators - Terrestrial:1  Marine:1
  Number: 10   Area: Terrestrial: 100.0 sq. km    Marine: 10 sq. km
Text description and often listing of parks, reserves and other protected areas
DATA RELIABILITY: short text on data reliability    Data Rel. Indicator: 1
HUMAN IMPACT INDEX   HI:10
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 10   Word description
CI-Marine:10   Word description
REFERENCES:
List of principal references and sources for this island
Last updated: 01/01/00 day/month/year 



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Updated 23 July 2003