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Guatemala 7/30/2014

Drought damages crops, affecting 40,000 families in eight departments. (m.: Siglo 21, Prensa Libre)
Alta Verapaz Department. Floods and landslides from floods affect 474 people and damage 79 homes in two municipalities. (o.s.: CONRED)

Mexico 7/30/2014

Sonora State. Agua Prieta Municipality. Rise of Cabullona Creek causes eight deaths and four people missing during a sports event. 25 people rescued. State response. Alert for rising rivers .(o.s.: Gobierno de Sonora; m.: Milenio,
Querétaro State. Querétaro Municipality. Fire from gas pipe causes eight injuries and evacuation of 150 people; damage to homes and vehicles. Local and state response. (m.: Milenio)
Earthquake 6.4M update: one person killed in Oaxaca and damage to 73 homes in Oaxaca and Veracruz. Minor damages to San Alejandro Hospital of the IMSS in Puebla and Oaxaca General Hospital, no service disruption. (o.s.: Gobierno de Oaxaca;  m.: La Jornada de Oriente, Milenio, Excelsior).

Venezuela 7/30/2014

State of Zulia. Drought affects six municipalities. Water reserves up to 59 days. State response with national support. Rationing plans and water distribution by tankers. (m.: Agencia Venezolana de Noticias)

Guatemala 7/30/2014

Drought damages crops, affecting 40,000 families in eight departments. (m.: Siglo 21, Prensa Libre)
Alta Verapaz Department. Floods and landslides from floods affect 474 people and damage 79 homes in two municipalities. (o.s.: CONRED)



Breve perfil de país en gestión de salud

Guatemala

Capital: Guatemala
Población: 12.7  millones de habitantes
Superficie: 108.890 km2
Densidad de población: 135 h/km2
Población urbana: 47.2%
Tasa de crecimiento demográfico: 2.4
Moneda: El Quetzal

2 - Indicadores socioeconómicos:

INDICADORES SOCIOECONOMICOS

Posición en el IDH *

118

PIB per cápita 

4,568 dólares

Índice de pobreza humana **

22.5

*Índice de Desarrollo Humano
**Mide expectativa de vida, educación y nivel de  vida digno

3 - División Administrativa: se subdivide en 14 departamentos (comprendidos en tres regiones)  y éstos a su vez en 262 municipios.

Departamento

Capital

Superficie

Población estimada (h.)

Alta Verapaz

Cobán

8.686

920.707

Baja Verapaz

Salamá

3.124

263.189

Chimaltenango

Chimaltenango

1.979

520.210

Chiquimula

Chiquimula

2.376

110.063

Escuintla

Escuintla

4.384

658.643

Guatemala

Guatemala

2.126

3.483.929

Huehuetenango

Huehuetenango

7.400

927.838

Izabal

Puerto Barrios

9.038

395.384

Jalapa

Jalapa

2.063

348.722

Jutiapa

Jutiapa

3.219

498.995

El Petén

Flores

35.854

397.632

El Progreso

Guastatoya

1.922

158.052

Quetzaltenango

Quetzaltenango

1.951

752.285

El Quiché

Santa Cruz del Quiché

8.378

717.879

Retalhuleu

Retalhuleu

1.856

311.881

Sacatepéquez

Antigua Guatemala

465

289.116

San Marcos

San Marcos

3.791

831.276

Santa Rosa

Cuilapa

2.955

332.321

Sololá

Sololá

1.061

371.634

Suchitepéquez

Mazatenango

2.510

469.340

Totonicapán

Totonicapán

1.061

435.646

Zacapa

Zacapa

2.690

259.256

Fuente: Cifras del Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE) de Guatemala - 2002

 

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