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Mexico - 8/21/2014

State of Nuevo Leon, Candereyta municipality. An oil spill in Rio San Juan affected between 4,000 and 5,000 people in at least three communities. A water quality analysis is being conducted in surrounding areas. Local response. (m.: Milenio).

Panama - 8/19/2014

Province of Chiriquí. Floods update (17 August). SINAPROC confirmed yesterday the death of nine people and the destruction of over 20 houses. Temporary shelters have been set up. 400 people affected. The President has declared a state of emergency, and the removal of debris has restarted. (o.s.: SINAPROC)

Mexico - 8/19/2014

State of Sonora, Cananea. Potential water contamination due to a sulfuric acid spill in the Sonora river after a structural failure in a copper mine, caused by heavy rains in the area.   According to press reports nearly 40,000 cubic meters of sulfuric acid were spilled. As a security measure, CONAGUA suspended water supply to 20,000 people in the region and is carrying out sampling in different points of the river. (m.: El País)

Mexico - 8/21/2014

State of Nuevo Leon, Candereyta municipality. An oil spill in Rio San Juan affected between 4,000 and 5,000 people in at least three communities. A water quality analysis is being conducted in surrounding areas. Local response. (m.: Milenio).



Breve perfil de pais en gestión de salud

Nicaragua

Capital: Managua
Población: 5.5 millones de habitantes
Superficie: 120,339 km2
Densidad de población: 42.7 h/km2
Población urbana: 59%
Tasa de crecimiento demográfico: 1.7
Moneda: El Córdoba

2 - Indicadores socioeconómicos:

INDICADORES SOCIOECONOMICOS

Posición en el IDH *

110

PIB per cápita 

3,674 dólares

Índice de pobreza humana **

17.9

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

3 - División Administrativa: se divide en 15 departamentos, 2 regiones autónomas y 153 municipios.

Departamento
Capital
Superficie (km2)
Población estimada (h)
Boaco Boaco 4.176,68 150.636
Carazo Jinotepe 1.081,40 166.073
Chinandega Chinandega 4.822,42 378.970
Chontales Juigalpa 6.481,27 153.932
Estelí Estelí 2.229,69 201.548
Granada Granada 1.039,68 168.186
Jinotega Jinotega 9.222,40 331.335
León León 5.138,03 355.779
Madriz Somoto 1.708,23 132.459
Managua Managua 3.465,10 1.262.978
Masaya Masaya 610,78 289.988
Matagalpa Matapalga 6.803,86 469.172
Nueva Segovia Ocotal 3.491,28 208.523
Río San Juan San Carlos 7.540,90 95.596
Rivas Rivas 2.161,82 156.283
RAAN (1) Puerto Cabezas 33.105,98 314.130
RAAS (2) Bluefields 27.260,02 306.510

(1) Región Autónoma Atlántico Norte
(2) Región Autónoma Atlántico Sur    

 

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