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World Urbanization Prospects, the 2011 Revision

Map 26: Urban agglomerations by size class and potential risk of multiple natural disasters, 2011
Urban agglomerations, 2011: Risk of multiple natural disasters
Select year:   1970   2011   2025


Source: United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division: World Urbanization Prospects, the 2011 Revision.
New York 2012

Note: Data on floods, droughts, and earthquakes are from a report entitled Natural Disaster Hotspot: A Global Risk Analysis, available at (http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/chrr/research/hotspots/).

Disclaimer: This thematic map is for data illustration purposes only. The boundaries, names shown and designations used on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the United Nations.

These maps use the geographical coordinates for the centroid of the urban agglomeration to determine whether the agglomeration is located in an area which is classified according to the potential risk of multiple natural disasters.

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