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Patterns in Settlement-Linear, Clustered, Scattered

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Kimberly Stanson

on 8 April 2015

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Transcript of Patterns in Settlement-Linear, Clustered, Scattered

Patterns in Settlement
Settlement Patterns
Show how people
arrange
themselves as they live on the land
Settlements
vary in size, density, purpose
and
arrangement
on the land
They reflect the type of economic activity that is found there
Larger cities usually have a wide range of economic activity
Why study settlement patterns?
To understand how people in different parts of the world are distributed and how closely they live together
Connection to the natural setting
Relationships between people and places
Three Patterns of Settlement
1. Linear
2. Scattered
3. Clustered


Arranged
in or extending along a straight
line
Population ranges
from low to moderate
Linear Pattern
Scattered Pattern
An area where homes are far away from each other (
spread out
)
Population is
low
Clustered Pattern
Homes and buildings are
closely

spaced
together
Population is
high
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