Population density........?

Write a well constructed paragraph explaining to a friend how population density varies around the world.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    There are six different PHYSICAL factors which affect population density: relief, climate, soil, vegetation, accessibility and resources.

    If the relief of the ground was mountainous with high altitude and steep slopes, e.g. Alps, Andes, there would be low population density compared to lowland which is flat or gently sloping such as river flood plains, e.g Ganges Valley in India.

    There would be a higher population density in a place with a moderate climate with no extremes. Enough rain and warm temperatures to allow crop growth e.g UK and Japan, compared to extreme climates where it is very, very hot and too dry. e.g. Tundra, Sahara.

    There would be a lower population density in places with thin, rocky and acidic soils e.g hot deserts, mountains, compared to places with thick, fertile soils such as loam and alluvium in South East England.

    There would be a higher population density in areas of open woodland, grassland e.g Pampas in Argentina. Compared to a very dense jungle which is difficult to penetrate and swamps e.g. Amazon basin.

    Places with easy access e.g Coasts in South America and UK have higher population density compared with interior areas with poor access e.g Central South America.

    Places with good resources like plenty of water, timber, minerals such as coal, oil, copper:opportunity for fishing e.g coalfields in western Europe . These places are more likely to have a high population density compared to places with few economic resources e.g. Southern Chile, Sahel.

    Other factors which affect population density are HUMAN factors, economic, social and political.

    A place with large, rich markets for trade and a skilled and varied labour force e.g in the large towns and cities, especially in the MEDCs would have a higher population density compared to places with poor trading and limited job opportunities e.g mazon Basin, Sahara, Alaska.

    Some groups of people prefer to live together for security and companionshipe.g Japenease, Americans. However, some people prefer to be more isolated e.g. Scandanavians.

    Places with a stable government e.g Sinagpore, Taiwan are more likley to have a higher population density compared to those with unstable governments and civil war e.g Afganistan.

    (please give me best answer... it took me ages to type all that out into paragraphs)

    Source(s): a table in my geog book
  • 4 years ago

    what number of human beings there are in one million sq. kilometer. aspects affecting inhabitants density are; how fertile the soil is, aspects and centers,sanitary circumstances (how clean the country is). the main densely populated factors are great cities and cities, because of the fact they are actual accesed and thrive with human beings e.g London has a inhabitants of seven million human beings, that's over 10% of the inhabitants of england that's 60 million. Scotland is moderately populated. The inhabitants density of London is great because of the fact many human beings stay in residences, which skill many human beings stay on a similar little bit of land.

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