Note #38 : Demographic trends and outlook in the Mediteerranean

Expertise realised by Plan Bleu, an organization for the environment and development in the Mediterranean

The countries bordering the Mediterranean, although they share certain natural characteristics (climate, vegetation), are nevertheless very heterogeneous geographically, historically, politically and socio-economically. This is reflected in particular by great demographic contrasts. Despite these real demographic differences, one trait unites all the countries bordering the Mediterranean: a strong propensity of their populations to aggregate in certain areas, more particularly the coastal areas where the structuring and long-standing role of the port cities where tourist activities develop, sources of income and jobs.

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