The table shows the 10 states in Mexico which have the fewest inhabitants.
|Rank||State||Population (2005)||Population (2010 census)|
|1||Baja California Sur||512,170||637,065|
(a) Can you suggest any characteristics which many of these small states might share? (not counting, obviously, their small population!)
(b) What implications might a relatively small population have for a state, and for its economy and administration?
(c) What geographic and historical factors might help to explain why some states have only a relatively small population?
(d) Which two states exchanged their rank positions between 2005 and 2010? Can you suggest why this might have occurred?
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