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Colombia 8/29/2014

Atlántico Department, City of Barranquilla: Heavy rains with strong winds that hit Barranquilla affected more than 1,500 families. According to authorities, there is a missing person, and dozens of cars were dragged by flowing water. The authorities are asking the community to remain alert and use caution near streams, as more rain is being forecast for the weekend. (m.c: Caracol).

Turks and Caicos 8/29/2014

Significant flooding over the weekend of 23-24 August 2014, as a result of Tropical Storm Cristobal. Around 12 inches of rain fell in the TCI. The most affected islands were North Caicos, Providenciales and Middle Caicos. Floodwaters were several feet deep (estimated at 5 feet) on the islands of North Caicos and Providenciales. Downed trees and power lines were also reported. (PAHO/WHO  Country Office).

Colombia 8/29/2014

Atlántico Department, City of Barranquilla: Heavy rains with strong winds that hit Barranquilla affected more than 1,500 families. According to authorities, there is a missing person, and dozens of cars were dragged by flowing water. The authorities are asking the community to remain alert and use caution near streams, as more rain is being forecast for the weekend. (m.c: 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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