HUMAN GEOGRAPHY

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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Importance of Suez canal

Importance of suez canal

Suez Canal connects the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea covering a distance of 160 km. It was constructed in 1969 by a French company. It has a width of 62 km depth of 10 m it accommodates 20,000 ships, 80,000 tonnes in a year and it is used by European countries, Middle East countries for handling exports …

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Advantages of transportation to economy

7 major advantages of transportation

Transport refers to the physical movement of people and commodities from one place to another. The advantages aim of transport are: to encourage the spread of new ideas, that is to say, innovations and inventions encouraging both agricultural growth, industrial growth, and expansion to encourage surplus production through exports to facilitate the exploitation of natural …

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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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