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Environment > Sea > Blue Flag beaches per million people: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Number of beaches or marinas with blue flag designation, indicating high environmental and quality standards. Blue flag status is awarded by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) based on criteria such as water quality, safety, environmental education and information, the provision of services and environmental management. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Cyprus 48.6 2009
2 Denmark 37.84 2009
3 Greece 37.67 2009
4 Montenegro 30.67 2009
5 Croatia 25.74 2009
6 Portugal 21.16 2009
7 Ireland 16.6 2009
8 Malta 14.49 2009
9 Spain 10.74 2009
10 Iceland 6.28 2009
11 Sweden 4.09 2009
12 Latvia 3.99 2009
13 Turkey 3.92 2009
14 Italy 3.74 2009
15 Slovenia 2.94 2009
16 Netherlands 2.48 2009
17 United Kingdom 1.7 2009
18 Lithuania 1.5 2009
19 Puerto Rico 1.34 2009
20 Bulgaria 0.923 2009
21 Norway 0.828 2009
22 Morocco 0.799 2009
23 Dominican Republic 0.708 2009
24 Tunisia 0.479 2009
25 Germany 0.476 2009
26 New Zealand 0.463 2009
27 Belgium 0.463 2009
28 South Africa 0.365 2009
29 Canada 0.326 2009
30 Poland 0.131 2009
=31 Finland 0.0 2009
=31 Russia 0.0 2009
=31 The Bahamas 0.0 2009
=31 Romania 0.0 2009

Citation

"All countries compared for Environment > Sea > Blue Flag beaches per million people", http://www.blueflag.org/Menu/Blue+Flag+beaches%2fmarinas. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Environment/Sea/Blue-Flag-beaches-per-million-people

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