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Coastal population and altered coastal zones

Coastal areas with high population densities are those with the most shoreline degradation or alteration. Densely populated areas close to seas are also the most attractive for a lot of economic activity. The graphic shows the proportion of the population that lives within 100 km of the coast, for each of the world's nations and where there are coastal zones with high degree of human alteration (compared to 'natural' landcover). In addition, the locations of selected larger coastal cities are presented. For any form of publication, please include the link to this page: www.grida.no/resources/5801

Year: 2005

From collection: Vital Water Graphics

Cartographer: Philippe Rekacewicz, Delphine Digout, UNEP/GRID-Arendal

Tags: Caspian sea

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