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Mexico City Case Study.

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Mexico City Case Study In this case study, I will be going into full detail on the growing population and economy that lies behind Mexico City. This case study on Mexico City will be accurate, using colour pictures, colour graphs and maps. The case study will follow the following 7 titles: * Location * Growth (Dates and population) * Size (Population - Most recent) * Reasons for rapid growth (Push and Pull Factors) + Natural increase/Migration (Rural?Urban) * Problems caused by Rapid Growth * Solutions to these problems + similarities * Pattern of Urban land use within Mexico City (Satellite Image) Location Mexico City Fact File: Location: Middle America Geographic coordinates: 23 00 N, 102 00 W Map references: North America Area: total: 1,972,550 sq km land: 1,923,040 sq km water: 49,510 sq km Climate: varies from tropical to desert Terrain: high, rugged mountain Net migration rate: -2.84 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 est.) ...read more.

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It is estimated that in 1995 the population of Mexico City 9,800,00. The population of the metropolitan area reached 16.9 million in 1996. The city's population growth was out of the ordinary during most of the 20th century, this is mostly due to the migration from the provinces and a high birth rate. From 1950 through 1970, the city's population grew 4.2 percent a year, from 3,050,000 in 1950 to 6,874,000 in 1970. By 1980 the census reported 8,831,000 people residing in Mexico City. It is estimated that in 1995 Mexico City had 15.5 million inhabitants. Source: United Nations (U.N.) Population Division, World Urbanization Prospects (The 1996 Revision), on diskette (U.N., New York, 1996). Expected Growth in Cities with Populations of 8 Million or More, 1995 and 2015 POPULATION (millions) CITY 1995 2015 Tokyo, Japan 26.96 28.89 Mexico City, Mexico 16.56 19.18 S�o Paulo, Brazil 16.53 20.32 New York, United States 16.33 17.60 Bombay, India* 15.14 26.22 Shanghai, China 13.58 17.97 Los Angeles, United States 12.41 14.22 Calcutta, India 11.92 17.31 Buenos Aires, Argentina 11.80 13.86 Seoul, Korea, Rep. ...read more.

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Girls as young as 13 or 14 years of age are becoming pregnant in Mexico City. Mexico City has an extremely high birth rate. To put it into proportion, Mexico City's birth rate is higher then India, or Brazil. There is a high employment rate in Mexico City. There are 30 000 factories in Mexico City, and if each factory needs 100 people to operate it, that means that 3 000 000 people are needed to operate the factories in Mexico City. You would have thought that with such a high demand like this, Mexico City's economy would be wealthy. However, the average wage in Mexico City is just $4USD per day. This figure is 1/20th of the average Americans Daily wage. Even though the In the 1950s, 'reliable' penicillin was introduced. Thus meaning that the death rate dramatically fell over that decade. Quite recently, the Government of Mexico City introduced a free health centre, similar to our NHS. This is encouraging for people to migrate to the city of Mexico. I ...read more.

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