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Urbanization

 
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Starter

 
Urbanization
 

Urbanization is the expansion of a city or metropolitan area, namely the proportion of total population or area in urban localities or areas (cities and towns), or the increase of this proportion over time. Wikipedia.

 
Geography Activities

Activities

 
 

Urbanization

 
Rollover Image: Cities with a population over 5 million in 2000 > Cities with a population over 5 million in 2015

Urban Population

 

Use the ‘City Population’ website and ‘Classification of Countries by World Bank’ to complete the table for the twenty largest cities in world.

 
No.
City
Population
Country
Continent
Country Classification by World Bank
1
         
2
         
3
         
4
         
5
         
6
         
7
         
8
         
9
         
10
         
11
         
12
         
13
         
14
         
15
         
16
         
17
         
18
         
19
         
20
         
 

Use the data you have tabulated to comment on how many of the twenty largest cities in world are in each continent. Then use the date to comment on how many of the twenty largest cities in world are in each of the categories proposed by the World Bank.

Then make four reasoned statements about the global distribution of urbanisation and any links to levels of development.

 
Geography Review

Review

 
Can you list the 5 largest cities in the World? and their populations? Test next lesson
 

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