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Comparison of Urbanization

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Comparison of Urbanization

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Norway (MEDC)
Population: 5.0189 million (as of 2012)
Ranked 120 on the world population list
Current urban population: 79%
Urban population in Norway: 3694410.7
Annual rate of change in urbanization: 1.2%
Sierra Leone (LEDC)
Total Population of Sierra Leone: 5.6 million (as of July 2013)
Ranked 110 on CIA world factbook
Current urban population: 2119139.9
Accounts for 38.4% of the total population
Annual rate of urbanization: 3.04% - more than double of Norway's
Norway vs Sierra Leone
Norway (MEDC)
Oslo is the biggest city in Norway
Contains 23.42% of the urban population in Norway.
Norway (MEDC)
100% literacy rate
GDP: $499.7 bilion USD
Economic growth: Abundance of natural resources (hydroelectric power, fisheries etc)
Push factors: High taxes, expensive to travel within country
Pull factors: 97% employment rate, judicial system is sound and efficient, more job opportunity
Map Showing Norway and Sierra Leone
"Central Intelligence Agency." The World Factbook. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Sept. 2013.
"Google Public Data Explorer." Google Public Data Explorer. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Sept. 2013.
"TRADING ECONOMICS | 300.000 INDICATORS FROM 196 COUNTRIES." N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Sept. 2013.
Urban Population (% of total)
Urban Population in Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone (LEDC)
The largest city in Sierra Leone is Freetown, which has a population of 1.2 million people.
Constitutes 39.98% of the total urban population

GDP: 3.796 billion (2012)
Economy growth:
agricultural, more than half of the working population are engaged in subsistence farming
Mining industry
Reasons for urbanization
Push factors:
Poor infrastructure
Injustice, excessive court fines
Drought, limited access to clean drinking water
Source: http://0.tqn.com/d/goafrica/1/0/-/F/72667324.jpg
Reasons for urbanization
Pull factors:
Employment, higher income
Impact of hazards less severe
Better infrastructure, health care facilities
More education opportunities
Conclusion (Sierra Leone)
Norway Population Density
Conclusion (Norway)
Urbanization happening at a very slow rate
Cities are relatively small and there are no mega cities
Norway (MEDC)
is not happening much, however jobs are drawing people in to the urban areas.
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