Accession Number : ADA318651

Title :   The Tropical Environment - Bio-Regions of Venezuela and Their Importance for the Study of the Regional Pathobiology.

Corporate Author : JOINT PUBLICATIONS RESEARCH SERVICE ARLINGTON VA

PDF Url : ADA318651

Report Date : 07 JUL 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 69

Abstract : Venezuela, located in the center of the neotropic region and in the northern part of South America, has an area of 912,050 square kilometers, with a northern coast of about 1,800 kilometers and an eastern coast of approximately 600 km. It lies between the latitudes of 0 deg 45' and 12 deg 26' North and the longitudes 59 deg 35' and 27 deg 20' West of Greenwich. Due to its intertropical location it is subject to the influence of the thermal Equator (isotherm of 28 deg) which passes through its territory. It has a population of 6,300,842 inhabitants according to the 1960 census. The rural population is of 2,286,094 inhabitants (36.28% of the country's total population), with 37,393 population centers of less than 200 inhabitants, which represents the scattered rural population. The indigenous population of about 150,000 inhabitants, is not included in the rural population

Descriptors :   *TROPICAL REGIONS, *RURAL AREAS, SCATTERING, ENVIRONMENTS, POPULATION, PATHOLOGY, TROPICAL DISEASES.

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Geography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE