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Mesopotamia: Cradle of Civilisation – Some History

Mesopotamia (from the Greek, meaning ‘between two rivers’) was an ancient region located in the eastern Mediterranean bounded in the northeast by the Zagros Mountains and in the southeast by the Arabian Plateau, corresponding to today’s Iraq, mostly, but also parts of modern-day Iran, … Continue reading

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Designing Cities for Migrants

Migration is a natural human phenomenon. There are more than 175 million migrants in the world today. People leave their countries for many reasons, including war and civil conflict, the desire for economic improvement, family reunification and environmental degradation. Migration … Continue reading

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Nature and Scope of Urban Geography: An Overview

Urban geography is the study of urban systems with reference to their geographical environment. Broadly speaking, the subject matter includes the origin of towns, their growth and devel­opment, their functions in and around their surroundings. Meaning of an Urban Place: … Continue reading

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City States Preceded Nation States

City-state, a political system consisting of an independent city having sovereignty over contiguous territory and serving as a centre and leader of political, economic, and cultural life. The term originated in England in the late 19th century and has been … Continue reading

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