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Title
Title:
Passenger Cars
SubTitle:
Regional level
Filename:  
reg_passengercars
 
 
 
General Description
Abstract:
Traffic congestion inurban areas constrinas economic productivity, damages people's health, and degrades the quality of their lives. The particulaute air pollution emitted by the motor vehicles, the dust and soot in exhaust, is proving to be far more damaging to human health than was once belived. In recent years ownership of passenger cars has increased, and the expansion of economic activity has led to the trasnport by road of more goods and services over greater distances. These developments have increased demand for roads and vehicles, adding to urban congestion, air pollution, health hazards, traffic accidents, and injuries. Congestion is the most visible cost of expanding vehicle ownership. The data are compiled by the International Road Federation trhough questionnaries sent to national organizations. The IRF uses a hierarchy of sources to gather as much information as possible. Data are from CD-ROM World Development Indicators 1999
Purpose:
This indicator refers to raos motor vehicles, other than two-wheelers, intended for the carriage of passengers and designed to seat no more than nine people (including the driver).
Units:
Number per Thousand People
GEO Theme:
Socio-Economy
GEO Data Category:   
Transport
Type:
Other Documents
Subtype:
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Language:
English
Status:
Complete
Maintenance:
Unknown
 
 
 
Keywords
GEMET Theme:
Transportation, traffic
Free Keywords:
Transport, passenger, car, regional level
 
 
 
Online Reference
URL:
No reference for download
File Format:
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Spatial Reference
Coverage:
World
Coordinates:
 
North
90
 
West -180
 
180 East
 
-90
South
 
Region:
World
Subregion:
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Resolution:
Region
 
 
 
Temporal Reference
Covered Time:
1978-1999
 
 
 
Responsability
Person:
Jaap Van Woerden
Organization:
UNEP/DEWA/GRID-Geneva
Address:
11, chemin des Anemones
 
 
Postal Code:
1219
City:
Chatelaine
State:
Geneva
Country:
Switzerland
Phone:
+41 22 917 82 94
Fax:
+41 22 917 80 29
Email:
geo@grid.unep.ch
 
 
Publisher:
UNEP/GRID
Publ. Place:
Geneva
 
 
Publ. Year:
2002
Data Source:
WDI
Data Provider:
WB
Copyright:
UNEP/GRID
User Constr.:
Public
 
 
 
Metadata Information
Person:
Gregory Giuliani
Organization:
UNEP/DEWA/GRID-Geneva
Address:
11, Chemin des Anemones
 
 
Postal Code:
1219
City:
Chatelaine
State:
Geneva
Country:
Switzerland
Phone:
+41 22 917 82 94
Fax:
+41 22 917 80 29
Email:
geo@grid.unep.ch
 
 
Date:
20020117
 
 
 
 
 
GIS Data Info
Projection:
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Min. Scale:
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Max. Scale
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Data Resol.:
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Data Format:
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Statistics Data Info
Aggregation method
Mehtod:
None
Weight factor:
Total Population
Comments:
The data is only aggregated if at least 75 % of the observations are available (i.e. % of population or % of area or % of countries) on an annual basis. The value "-9999" corresponds to "No Data".
 
Interpolations/Extrapolations
Interpolations:
Aggregations only
Extrapolations:
Aggregations only
Method:
Trend
Comments:
Several values are calculated by linear extrapolations and interpolations; they are exclusively used for the regional/subregional and global aggregations.
 
Calculated pre 1991-1992 relative country share
Former USSR:
None
Former Yugoslavia SFR:
None
Former Czechoslovakia:
None
Former Ethiopia:
None
Comments:
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General comments
Country notes:
Data for China do not include data for Hong Kong.
Definitions:
Passenger cars refer to road motor vehicles, other than two-wheelers, intended for the carriage of passengers and designed to seat no more than nine people (including the driver).
Comments:
Data source The data are from the IRF's electronic files and its annual World Road Statistics. Copyright c 2002 (Aggregations) United Nations Environment Programme/DEWA/GRID-Geneva. Data aggregation made by Andrea DeBono and Ola Nordbeck (UNEP/DEWA/GRID-Geneva).