FORM FOUR GEOGRAPHY NOTES

Factors for growth of conurbation

Factors for the growth of conurbation

A conurbation refers to a region comprising a number of cities, large towns, and other urban areas that through population growth and physical expansion have merged to form one continuous urban and industrially developed area.The towns have no clear demarcations or boundaries between them as itall becomes one large urban area. The growth of a …

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Effects of transport on the environment

Effects of transport on the environment

The following Effects of transport on the environment Pollution from vehicles emitting fumes and oil spills from ships into water bodies. Smoke and smog have caused poor visibility. Creation of barren lands where rocks have been excavated e.g. along river channels. Increased temperatures/Global warming due to gas emissions. Loss of bio-diversity i.e. migration of water …

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Economic activities carried out in equatorial climate regions

Economic activities carried out in equatorial climate regions

The following Economic activities carried out in equatorial climate regions Due to the existence of dense forests, wild life conservation has been made possible and this attracts tourists. Equatorial climate has also favoured the existence of numerous water bodies giving rise to fishing activities. The dense vegetation in equatorial regions harbours wild animals making hunting …

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Advantages of underpopulation

Advantages of low or underpopulation

LOW/UNDER POPULATION refers to a situation where the number of people is less than the resources within an area. Advantages of low or underpopulation It avails enough land for agriculture and settlement. It minimizes the problem of congestion and overcrowding. The dependency ratio is low and this may encourage savings and investments. Less possibility of …

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Examples of irrigation schemes in East africa

Examples of irrigation schemes in East Africa

Irrigation is the artificial adding of water to the soil. Irrigation schemes in East Africa are both small and on large scale. They are found in both dry and wet areas in East Africa. Examples of irrigation schemes in East Africa include; Country Irrigation scheme Source of water for irrigation Crops grown     Uganda …

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Causes of low population density

Causes of low population density

POPULATION DENSITY refers to the number of people living in an area per square km. In East Africa, some places have got high population density while others have got low population density Causes of low population density (why some areas have low population e.g. Karamoja, Ankole-Masaka corridor, Masai land and Turkana land) Low and unreliable …

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