Factors that influence development of linear settlement pattern

Factors that influence development of linear settlement pattern




The following are factors that influence the development of a linear settlement pattern

  • People settle along rivers for water provision
  • people settle along roads and railways for ease of transport
  • people settle along forest for accessing forest products such as firewood and charcoal
  • people settle along ridges for easy house construction and security
  • people settle along lakes or seashores for fishing activities

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