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Alta Verapaz

Area of Alta Verapaz 10,598.3 km²
Population 1.3 million
Male Population 640,495 (49.8%)
Female Population 644,812 (50.2%)
Population change from 1975 to 2015  +267.8%
Population change from 2000 to 2015  +56.5%
Median Age 18.7 years old
Male Median Age 17.8 years old
Female Median Age 19.5 years old
Timezone Central Standard Time
Alta Verapaz is a department in the north central part of Guatemala. The capital and chief city of the department is Cobán. Source: Wikipedia

Alta Verapaz Population

Years 1975 to 2015
Data1975199020002015
Population 349,498 590,411 821,279 1,285,308
Population Density 33.0 / km² 55.7 / km² 77.5 / km² 121.3 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Alta Verapaz Population Tree

Population By Age and Gender
AgeMaleFemaleTotal
Under 5 101,660 93,806 195,466
5-9 93,705 87,207 180,913
10-14 83,519 78,743 162,263
15-19 73,188 70,268 143,456
20-24 59,596 59,629 119,226
25-29 49,582 52,169 101,752
30-34 38,557 43,684 82,241
35-39 29,756 35,561 65,317
40-44 23,809 28,423 52,233
45-49 19,835 22,974 42,809
50-54 16,827 18,637 35,465
55-59 15,284 16,268 31,552
60-64 12,842 13,506 26,348
65-69 9,329 9,998 19,328
70-74 7,396 7,926 15,323
75-79 5,610 6,013 11,624
80-84 0 0 0
85 Plus 0 0 0
Sources: CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)

Alta Verapaz Historical and Projected Population

Estimated Population from 900 to 2100
YearEst. PopulationAvg 10 year growth %Avg 10 year growth
900 31,057 n/a n/a
1000 41,409 2.9% 1,035
1100 44,169 0.6% 276
1200 46,930 0.6% 276
1300 49,690 0.6% 276
1400 52,451 0.5% 276
1500 55,211 0.5% 276
1600 41,409 -2.8% -1,380
1700 48,293 1.5% 688
1800 41,970 -1.4% -632
1900 88,692 7.8% 4,672
1910 98,248 10.8% 9,556
1920 108,813 10.8% 10,565
1930 120,589 10.8% 11,776
1940 149,701 24.1% 29,112
1950 213,936 42.9% 64,235
1960 261,598 22.3% 47,662
1970 322,479 23.3% 60,881
1990 590,411 35.3% 133,966
2000 821,279 39.1% 230,868
2020 1,420,068 31.5% 299,394
2030 1,663,638 17.2% 243,570
2040 1,867,417 12.2% 203,779
2050 2,028,202 8.6% 160,785
2060 2,142,829 5.7% 114,627
2070 2,226,031 3.9% 83,202
2080 2,275,188 2.2% 49,157
2090 2,290,386 0.7% 15,198
2100 2,277,120 -0.6% -13,266
Sources:
1. JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid
2. CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)
3. [Link] Klein Goldewijk, K., Beusen, A., Doelman, J., and Stehfest, E.: Anthropogenic land use estimates for the Holocene – HYDE 3.2, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 927–953, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-9-927-2017, 2017.

Human Development Index (HDI)

Statistic composite index of life expectancy, education, and per capita income.
Sources: [Link] Kummu, M., Taka, M. & Guillaume, J. Gridded global datasets for Gross Domestic Product and Human Development Index over 1990–2015. Sci Data 5, 180004 (2018) doi:10.1038/sdata.2018.4

Natural Hazards Risk

Relative risk out of 10
Landslide High (8)
Drought High (10)
Flood High (10)
Earthquake High (6.4)
* Risk, particularly concerning flood or landslide, may not be for the entire area.

Other places in Guatemala

Place Area Population Population Density
Baja Verapaz 3,018 km² 303,250 100.5 / km²
Chimaltenango 1,864 km² 688,510 369.4 / km²
Chiquimula 2,402.8 km² 411,129 171.1 / km²
El Progreso 1,835.3 km² 175,613 95.7 / km²
Escuintla 4,506.2 km² 739,863 164.2 / km²
Guatemala 2,205.5 km² 3.4 million 1,545 / km²
Huehuetenango 7,354.7 km² 1.3 million 173.0 / km²
Izabal 8,231.2 km² 449,719 54.6 / km²
Jalapa 2,030.4 km² 357,900 176.3 / km²
Jutiapa 3,317.6 km² 473,779 142.8 / km²
Petén 35,835.9 km² 725,664 20.2 / km²
Quezaltenango 2,133.1 km² 878,686 411.9 / km²
Quiché 7,278.9 km² 1.1 million 151.0 / km²
Retalhuleu 1,701.1 km² 322,432 189.5 / km²
Sacatepéquez 536.2 km² 344,717 642.9 / km²
San Marcos 3,551.4 km² 1.1 million 317.0 / km²
Santa Rosa 3,160.7 km² 384,354 121.6 / km²
Sololá 1,167 km² 497,113 426.0 / km²
Suchitepeque 2,394.7 km² 594,184 248.1 / km²
Totonicapán 1,076.4 km² 536,920 498.8 / km²
Zacapa 2,700.2 km² 239,272 88.6 / km²
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