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Uruguay - 9/16/2014

Floods in six departments, particularly in Durazno, have affected more than 2,000 people. In addition, several roads have been blocked in different sections. The flow of the Yi River has been increasing steadily in recent days, reaching a height of 10.93 meters in Durazno; the height at which it begins affecting households is 8.6 meters. Three shelters have been established for people who have evacuated their homes. Local response. (o.s.: SINAE; m.: El País)

Mexico - 9/16/2014

Baja California: Hurricane Odile. In the aftermath of the storm, 10,000 people have been affected, 30,000 are awaiting transport, and there are 4,000 in shelters. In addition, there are damages to power lines, water supply and telephone communications. The towns of Loreto, La Paz and Los Cabos are isolated. Although it has been downgraded to a tropical storm, Odile is expected to continue generating heavy rains in the northwest of the country. Local response. (o.s.: CONAGUA; m.: Milenio)

Uruguay - 9/16/2014

Floods in six departments, particularly in Durazno, have affected more than 2,000 people. In addition, several roads have been blocked in different sections. The flow of the Yi River has been increasing steadily in recent days, reaching a height of 10.93 meters in Durazno; the height at which it begins affecting households is 8.6 meters. Three shelters have been established for people who have evacuated their homes. Local response. (o.s.: SINAE; m.: El País)



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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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