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[an error occurred while processing this directive] [an error occurred while processing this directive] [an error occurred while processing this directive] Saint Helena: Environment
Environment - current issuesNA
Environment - international agreementsactive volcanism on Tristan da Cunha

Saint Helena: Land use / Resources
Land use (%)arable land: 12.9%
permanent crops: 0%
other: 87.1% (2001)
Natural resourcesfish

Saint Helena: Economy
Economy - overview:The economy depends largely on financial assistance from the UK, which amounted to about $5 million in 1997 or almost one-half of annual budgetary revenues. The local population earns income from fishing, raising livestock, and sales of handicrafts. Because there are few jobs, 25% of the work force has left to seek employment on Ascension Island, on the Falklands, and in the UK.
GDP - per capita$2,500 (1998 est.)
GDP - real growth rate (%)NA
Agriculture - productscorn, potatoes, vegetables; timber; fish, crawfish (on Tristan da Cunha)
GDP - composition by sector (%)agriculture: NA, industry: NA, services: NA
Industries construction, crafts (furniture, lacework, fancy woodwork), fishing
Economic aid - recipient$12.6 million (1995); note - $5.3 million from UK (1997)
Debt - externalNA (1996)
Population below poverty line (%)NA
Labor force - by occupation (%)agriculture and fishing 6%, industry (mainly construction) 48%, services 46% (1987 est.)

Saint Helena: Population / Demographics
Population (July 2005)7,460
Population growth rate (%) (2005)0.59%
Population density (people/sq km) (2005)18.2
Percent rural (2003)64.5%
Median age (years)total: 35.4 years
Total fertility rate (children born/woman)1.54 (2005 est.)
Ethnic groups (%)African descent 50%, white 25%, Chinese 25%

[an error occurred while processing this directive]--> Saint Helena: Infrastructure
Telephones - main lines in use2,200 (2002)
Telephones - mobile cellular0 (1997)
Roadways (km)total: 198 km (Saint Helena 138 km, Ascension 40 km, Tristan da Cunha 20 km)
paved: 168 km (Saint Helena 118km, Ascension 40 km, Tristan da Cunha 10 km)
unpaved: 30 km (Saint Helena 20 km, Ascension 0 km, Tristan da Cunha 10 km) (2000)

Saint Helena: Health
Life expectancy at birth (years)total population: 77.76 years
male: 74.86 years
female: 80.81 years (2005 est.)
Infant mortality rate19 deaths/1,000 live births
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate (%)NA

Saint Helena : References & Data Sources
 Environment, Land use / Resources, Economy, Population / Demographics, Infrastructure, Health -- CIA World Factbook, 2005
 Forest Cover, Forest types, Breakdown of forest types, Change in Forest Cover, Primary forests, Forest designation, Disturbances affecting forest land, Value of forests, Production, trade and consumption of forest products -- The FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS's Global Forest Resources Assessment (2005 & 2010) and the State of the World's Forests (2009, 2007, 2005, 2003, 2001)
 Protected Areas, Plant and animal biodiversity -- United Nations Environment Programme - World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC). 2004. World Database on Protected Areas.
 Biosphere reservers -- United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) - Man and Biosphere Program. 2004. UNESCO - MAB Biosphere Reserves Directory.
 RAMSAR sites -- The Bureau of the Convention on Wetlands . 2005. The Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance.
 World Resources Institute's EarthTrends web site
 The 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
 Population Data -- United Nations Population Fund
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