Category Archives: Settlements

Five Early Urban Hearths

Mesapotamia The first urban settlements are thought to have started around 3500BC in lower Mesopotamia (Sumer) around the Tigris and Euphrates. First was Ur, which from 2300 BC to 2180BC was the capital city of the Sumerian Kingdom, extending north … Continue reading

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Basic Approaches to Study of Settlement Geography

In approaching a subject for the first time it is useful to begin by obtaining an overview of the main conceptual approaches, themes, and issues that comprise the field Each subject has a need for systematic rules, methods, techniques & … Continue reading

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Ethnoburbs: New Faces of Changing Settlement Dynamics

As urbanism is a new way of life in the fast urbanising world, many new settlement systems are emerging.An ethnoburb is such a type. An ethnoburb is a suburban residential as well as business area with a notable cluster of a particular ethnic minority population. Although … Continue reading

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Some Notable Cities of India Situated along Rivers

Agra Agra, the former capital of Hindustan, is a city on the banks of the river Yamuna in the northern state ofUttar Pradesh, IndiaWith a population of 1,686,976 (2010 est.), it is one of the most populous cities in Uttar … Continue reading

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