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THE GROWTH OF CITIES

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THE GROWTH OF CITIES
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The rapid growth of the cities made them invade the surrounding rural areas until they connect with other urban areas.

This process is called urban agglomeration and we can distinguish four main types:
Formed by the growth of a main city, called metropoli, that connects with nearby smaller cities.

Examples: London, Paris, Madrid.
URBAN AGLOMERATION
Population centres with high population density.
High and diversified building.
Industrial and services economic activities.
Influence over the surrounding territory because its political-administrative, economic and cultural functions.
characteristics of cities
METROPOLITAN AREA
The joining of of two or more cities of similar importance.

Example: Rotterdam-Amsterdam.
CONURBATION
It's formed by the growth of several cities in a region that don't arrive to join.

Example: the Ruhr area in Germany.
URBAN REGION
Metropolitan areas
Conurbation
Urban regions
Megalopolis
MEGALOPOLIS
It's formed by a succession of cities and urban agglomerations that exceeds the region, for hundreds of kilometers.

Example: Boston-Washington in the East coast of USA or Tokio-Fukuoka in Japan.
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