Built-up area in the 0-1 km coastal strip versus the entire 10 km coastal zone (1990-2000)
Projected on the basis of annual growth rate observed during 1990-2000, by 2004 the 1990 levels are exceeded by 12%. The fastest development has occurred in Portugal (34%), Ireland (27%), Spain (18%), followed by France, Italy and Greece. The most affected regional seacoast is the Western Mediterranean.
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This briefing is part of the EEA's report The European Environment - State and Outlook 2015. The EEA is an official agency of the EU, tasked with providing information on Europe's environment.
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