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A discussion about the meaning of population density and some of the reasons for the uneven distribution of people across the world. Concludes by suggesting population distribution in Africa is complex and needs to be examined in more detail.
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11 October 2002

Classroom Ideas

Can be used to discuss population distribution and density, over-population and reasons for migration. Explain why fertile land and a good climate attract more people. Define population density. Why do many MEDCs have high densities whereas many LEDCs have low densities? Why is the distribution of population important?