Comparing Spain and Zambia

Comparing Developed and Less Developed Countries


  • Spain Population: 46.77 million (2014)
  • -0.2% annual population change (stable)
  • Future Population: 45.92 million (2030)
  • Life Expectancy: Male- 79.6, Female- 85.6
  • Rural:9,638,354 Urban: 37,560,715
  • "Spain's culinary traditions rely on an abundance of locally grown vegetables and fruits as well as meats and poultry. Jamón serrano, a cured ham, and chorizo, a seasoned sausage, are popular. seafood and fish are popular in coastal areas. other popular foods are cheeses, eggs, beans, rice, nuts (especially almonds), and bread (a crusty white bread, baked fresh daily, is common). Olive oil and garlic are common ingredients. Spain is also known for its wines, including the rioja , made in the northern province; sherry, a fortified wine that may be dry or sweet; and sangria, wine mixed with fruit and soda water." (
  • Health Concerns: Hepatitis A & B, rabies
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  • Zambia Population: 14.54 million (2013)
  • 3.2% annual population change (increasing)
  • Future Population: 25.32 million (2030)
  • Life Expectancy: 58
  • Rural: 9,168,601 Urban:6,351,003
  • Food Supply:"The Zambian diet is mainly composed of cereals, predominantly maize, starchy roots and, to a lesser extent, fruit and vegetables. Cereals provide almost two-thirds of the dietary energy supply. Although other food crops are becoming increasingly important, such as cassava, Zambia's dependence on maize remains very high which contributes to making it vulnerable to climate shocks. In urban areas food consumption patterns are changing: rice and sweet potatoes are gaining importance. A consistent decline in maize production, inadequate production of alternative staple crops, climatic constraints, and poverty contribute to widespread food insecurity. The dietary energy supply is not sufficient to meet population energy requirements; the prevalence of undernourishment has increased to reach 45% in 2003- 2005. Quantitatively insufficient, food supplies also lack diversity and are poor in essential micronutrients." (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)
  • Health Concerns: measles/ mumps,tetanus, chickenpox, polio, hepatitis A & B, malaria, typhoid, rabies, yellow fever
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