What is Cultural Realms of the World- what is Occidental Realm-Type is of Occidental Realm, what is Islamic Cultural Realm- what is Indie Cultural Realm

Cultural realm refers to a type of cultural region. Cultural region is a continuous geographical area characterized by cultural homogeneity. It may be classified into three categories as macro, meso and micro region. Cultural realm is classified based on the attitude, religious belief, language, racial group, technological development, etc. There are twelve Cultural realms in […]

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What is Cultural and Political Geography- what is Culture Region- what is Cultural Diffusion- what is Cultural Interaction- what is Customs- what is Cultural Heritage types

Culture Region A culture region is a portion of Earth that has common cultural elements and has distinct cultural authority from other regions. Any number of cultural components may be used to define culture regions. A map of world religions, for example, includes a shaded area in South Asia where Hinduism is dominant. Culture regions […]

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Division of the world on the basis of Economic Activies- what is Developed countries- what is Countries in transition- what is Fastest-growing economy

For analytical purposes, World Economic Situation and Prospects classifies (WESP) all countries of the world into one of three broad categories: developed countries, countries in transition (South-Eastern Europe Commonwealth of Independent States and Georgia) less developed countries. T he classification of countries is based on the economic status such as Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Gross […]

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What is Tertiary activities- what is Quaternary Activities- what is Quinary Activities

The tertiary industry provides services to its consumers. It is also known as service industry/sector. All types of services and special skills provided in exchange of payments are called tertiary activities. Health, education, law, governance and recreation etc; require professional skills. These services require other theoretical knowledge and practical training. Most of the tertiary activities […]

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Secondary Activities- what is Factors affecting location of Industries- type of Factors affecting location of Industries- what is Weber’s Theory of Location

Secondary sector transforms the raw materials obtained from the primary sector into consumer goods. So it consists of manufacturing and industrial activities. Since it adds value for the raw materials, it is also called as value addition sector. Industries consume large quantities of energy and require factories and machinery to convert the raw materials into […]

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Primary activities- what is Pastoralism- what is Transhumance- what is Agriculture- what is Shifting Cultivation- What the Model Tells Us?

Primary activities help man to fulfill his needs and desires, by using resources which are gifted to man by nature. These activities are directly connected with nature. Hunting, Gathering, Pastoralism, Fishing, Forestry, Mining and Agriculture are the primary activities. Hunting and Gathering Until 12,000 years ago, all humans lived as hunters and gatherers. At present […]

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What is Conservation of Resources- what is Ways of Conserving Resources

It takes millions of years for the formation of minerals. Compared to the present rate of consumption, the replenishment rate of minerals is very slow. Hence, mineral resources are finite and non- renewable. Due to this, it is important to conserve the mineral resources. Ways of Conserving Resources • Controlling population growth will reduce the […]

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What is Energy Resources- what is Coal – what is Trade-Uses of Coal- what is Natural Gas- Natural gas reserves and Production

Resources may be classified into renewable and non renewable resources. Mineral resources like coal, Petroleum and natural gas are the exhaustible or non renewable resources. They cannot be reused once they are consumed. Coal and petroleum are the fossil fuels, on which the modern culture relies so much. Energy gives motion to our industrial machines […]

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What is Mineral Resources-Mode of Occurrence of Minerals- what is Copper – what is gold- what is mica – what is platinum

Mineral Resources A homogeneous, naturally occurring substance which has a definite chemical composition is called a mineral. They can be identified by their physical properties and chemical components. Minerals exist in different types based on their formation. Almost everything we use, from a tiny particle to a huge building or a big ship all, is […]

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What is resources,What is the Classification of Resources,

Resources are classified on various bases. Based on the continual availability, resources are classified in to renewable and non renewable resources.The resources which can always be used again and again are known as renewable resources. It means these resources have natural regeneration and are inexhaustible. Air, water, solar energy etc are examples of renewable resources. […]

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What is Nature Resources- introduction of Resources

What is resources? A resource is a naturally occurring exploitable material that a society perceives to be useful to its economic and material wellbeing. Willing, healthy and skilled workers also constitute a valuable resource, but without access to materials such as fertile soil or petroleum, human resources are limited in their eff ectiveness. Resources are […]

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What are all the problem occur in increasing urbanisation, Urbanization issues, population growth and difficulties

Problems of Urbanization India has the second largest urban population in the world only after China. India’s urban population (about 28% of the total population) is almost equal to the total population of USA. The rate of urban growth is on the upswing. People in large number are arriving in the mega and metropolitan cities, […]

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The concentric zone theory – Ernest Burgess theory,development of cities

This theory was given by Ernest Burgess in 1925. He envisaged that the development of a city outwards from a centre in concentric zones in a ripple-like fashion. He made the following assumptions: A. The city grows outwards in the form of f ive concentric zones or rings as long as there are no physical […]

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Urbanization of the World and India- what is Causes of Urban Sprawl- what is Urban fringe- what is Urban sprawl or suburban

Urbanization of the World and India Urbanisation refers to the population shift from rural to urban residency, the gradual increase in the proportion of people living in urban areas and the ways in which each society adapts to this change. It is predominantly the process by which towns and cities are formed and become larger […]

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Urban settlements – what is Evolution of Urban Settlements – what is Stages of Urban Settlements -Definition of Town- what is Standard urban area – what is Basis for classification of urban settlements

Urban settlements T he census of India, 1991 defines urban settlements as “All places which have municipality, corporation, cantonment board or notified town area committee and have a minimum population of 5000 persons, at least 75 per cent of male workers are engaged in non-agricultural pursuits and a density of population of at least 400 […]

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Classification of Rural Settlement- what is Compact or Nucleated Settlements- what is Dispersed Settlements

Based on shape, the settlements are classified as 1. Compact or Nucleated Settlements In the nucleated settlements, the houses are built very close to each other. Normally, fertile plain regions have such compact or nucleated settlements. 2. Dispersed Settlements In such kind of settlements, houses are spaced far apart and often interspersed with fields, however, […]

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Pattern of Rural Settlement- what is Rectangular Pattern- what is Linear Pattern- what is Circular Pattern- what is T-shaped Pattern

On the basis of forms or shapes of the settlements, rural settlements are classified as Linear, Rectangular, Circular, Star like, T-shaped village, Y-shaped village, Compact, Disperse, Planned, etc. The settlement in which houses are constructed along a road, railway line, river, canal edge of a valley, or along a levee is known as Linear Pattern. […]

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What is Site and Situation

Site T he Site of a settlement describes the physical nature of where it is located. Factors such as water supply, building materials, quality of soil, climate, shelter and defence were all considered when settlements were first established. For instance, the site of Sydney, in Australia, initially took advantage of the excellent natural harbour and […]

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Overpopulation

Overpopulation is the state whereby the human population rises to an extent exceeding the carrying capacity of the ecological setting. In an overpopulated environment, the numbers of people might be more than the available essential materials for survival such as transport, water, shelter, food or social amenities. This regularly contributes to environmental deterioration, worsening in […]

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What is Migration- Types of migration- what is Push and Pull factors

Migration means the movement of people from one place to the other. It is an important control of population growth after fertility and mortality. Migration of people into an area from outside is called immigration or in-migration while movement out of an area to other regions is called emigration or out-migration. Immigration leads to an […]

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