DECADAL RANK SIZE DISTRIBUTION OF URBAN POPULATION OF NAGPUR DISTRICT
Keywords:Rank-Size, Urban Population, Nagpur
The Rank-Size Rule is one of the method of analyzing total settlement networks in a region. Hence it is a tool for analyzing the national settlement system and helps in the description and interpretation of the relationship between rank and population size of urban places. When one looks into the various sizes of urban places in an area, it is commonly observed that there are a few large cities, many medium sized and host of small centre’s. This trend is universal and can be observed at national and regional levels. In other words, the distribution of urban centres of varying sizes at different distances in a region is said to have certain relationship between the population size and rank on one hand and between the spacing and the hierarchical orders on the other under ideal theoretical conditions.
The importance of this study is to find out if there is uniform development in the study area in terms of trade, transportation lines, industries, administration centres, educational and medical facilities and availability of other services and opportunities for the people of the all tahsils of Nagpur district.
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