7 causes of the population pressure problem

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Population explosion or population Pressure may refer to the increase in the total number of people in a given area Compared to the resources available

OR It can be defined as the increase in the number of people in a geographical area compared to the resources available.


  • Soil fertility; People tend to concentrate in areas with fertile soil because of higher production than in infertile soil
  • The high birth rate is due to the increase of births in a Given area without using family planning
  • Immigration due to incoming people from various parts due to various problems e.g. civil war, hunger, and famine
  • High life expectancy
  • Availability of social services like Water, Hospital, Schools
  • Mining activities e.g. Geita, North Mara, and Buswagi
  • Presence of Transport and Communications

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