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  • Status: Overseas territory

    Governor: Christina Scott (2013)

    Chief Minister: Hubert Hughes (2010)

    Total area: 35 sq mi (91 sq km)

    Population (2014 est.): 16,086 (growth rate: 2.06%); birth rate: 12.68/1000; infant mortality rate: 3.4/1000; life expectancy: 81.2

    Capital (2003 est.): The Valley, 2,000

    Monetary unit: East Caribbean dollar

    Ethnicity/race: black (predominant) 90.1%, mixed, mulatto 4.6%, white 3.7%, other 1.5% (2001 census)

    Literacy: 95% (1984 est.)

    Economic summary: GDP/PPP (2009 est.): $175.4 million; per capita $12,200. Real growth rate: 2.8%. Inflation: 3.1% (2013). Unemployment: 8% (2002). Arable land: 0%. Agriculture: small quantities of tobacco, vegetables; cattle raising. Labor force: 6,049 (2001); commerce 36%, services 29%, construction 18%, transportation and utilities 10%, manufacturing 3%, agriculture/fishing/forestry/mining 4% (2000 est.). Industries: tourism, boatbuilding, offshore financial services. Natural resources: salt, fish, lobster. Exports: $12.2 million (2013): lobster, fish, livestock, salt, concrete blocks, rum. Imports: $140.1 million (2013); fuels, foodstuffs, manufactures, chemicals, trucks, textiles. Major trading partners: UK, U.S., Puerto Rico, Saint-Martin (2004).

    Communications: Telephones: main lines in use: 6,000 (2012); mobile cellular: 26,000 (2012). Broadcast media: 1 private TV station; multi-channel cable TV subscription services are available; about 10 radio stations, one of which is government-owned (2007). Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 269 (2012). Internet users: 3,700 (2009).

    Transportation: Railways: 0 km. Highways: total: 175 km; paved: 82 km; unpaved: 93 km (1997). Ports and harbors: Blowing Point, Road Bay. Airports:1 (2013).

    International disputes: none.

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