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Colombia 8/27/2014

Sucre Department, Gulf of Morrosquillo: Oil spill. A state of Public Calamity has been declared due to an environmental emergency. Several beaches had to be closed, due to a spill of 500.000 barrels of oil, in Guacamaya, La Alegria and the mouth of the Pechelin creek. The Sucre Autonomous Corporation reported beach contamination and a visual of oil sheen in the waters of four tourist areas. (F.o:.CARSUCRE) m.: El Espectador)
Atlántico Department, San Juan de Tocagua:  Storm with gale-force winds left 20 houses flooded and with damaged roofs in the southwest area of Atlántico. A local government commission will arrive in the next hours to evaluate damage and offer assistance to the population. (m.: Caracol)

Guatemala 8/27/2014

Update drought. More than two million pounds of food are needed to protect for six months the 236,000 families affected by the prolonged drought. The government has requested assistance through the Diplomatic Corps and International Institutions. The aftermath of drought will last for at least nine months. (m.: La Prensa Libre, La Hora).

Nicaragua 8/27/2014

Managua. Torrential rains left 146 houses damaged and 13 toppled trees. Electric service was interrupted in more than 100 localities due to falling trees and thunder. One person has been reported missing. (m.: El 19 Digital, La Voz del Sandinismo)

Colombia 8/27/2014

Sucre Department, Gulf of Morrosquillo: Oil spill. A state of Public Calamity has been declared due to an environmental emergency. Several beaches had to be closed, due to a spill of 500.000 barrels of oil, in Guacamaya, La Alegria and the mouth of the Pechelin creek. The Sucre Autonomous Corporation reported beach contamination and a visual of oil sheen in the waters of four tourist areas. (F.o:.CARSUCRE) m.: El Espectador)
Atlántico Department, San Juan de Tocagua:  Storm with gale-force winds left 20 houses flooded and with damaged roofs in the southwest area of Atlántico. A local government commission will arrive in the next hours to evaluate damage and offer assistance to the population. (m.: Caracol)



Breve perfil de país en gestión de salud

Honduras

Capital: Tegucigalpa
Población: 7  millones de habitantes
Superficie: 112,492 km2
Densidad de población: 62 h/km2
Población urbana: 44%
Tasa de crecimiento demográfico: 2.7
Moneda: Lempira

2 - Indicadores socioeconómicos:

INDICADORES SOCIOECONOMICOS

Posición en el IDH *

115

PIB per cápita 

3,430 dólares

Índice de pobreza humana **

16.5

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

3 - División Administrativa: 18 departamentos.

Departamento

Capital

Superficie (km2)

Población estimada (h.)

Atlántida

La Ceiba

4.372

344.099

Choluteca

Choluteca

4.360

390.805

Colón

Trujillo

8.249

246.708

Comayagua

Comayagua

5.124

352.881

Copán

Santa Rosa de Copán

3.242

288.766

Cortés

San Pedro Sula

3.923

1.202.510

Francisco Morazán

Tegucigalpa

8.619

1.180.676

Gracias a Dios

Puerto Lempira

16.997

67.384

Intibucá

La Esperanza

3.123

179.862

Islas de la Bahía

Roatán

236

38.073

Lempira

Gracias

4.228

250.067

Ocotepeque

Nueva Ocotepeque

1.630

108.029

Olancho

Juticalpa

23.905

419.561

El Paraíso

Yuscarán

7.489

350.054

La Paz

La Paz

2.525

156.560

Santa Bárbara

Santa Bárbara

5.024

342.054

Valle

Nacaome

1.665

151.841

Yoro

Yoro

7.781

465.414

Fuentes: http://ccp.ucr.ac.cr/bvp/censos/honduras/2001/p19.pdf (población)
http://www.honduraseducacional.com/estadistica.htm (superficie)

 

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