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1

smaller settlements are limited to consumer services with

small thresholds
small ranges
small market area
cuz theres not enough people

2

how is the nesting pattern shown

overlapping hexagons of different sizes

-points of hexagons connect settlements of same level
-larger hexagons overlay smaller cuz consumers in smaller settlements also shop in larger settlements

3

4 levels of market

city
town
village
hamlet

4

principle of nesting market areas

as market area of service increases
distance between same services increases

5

what is the rank size rule

the country's nth largest settlement is 1/n the population of the largest settlement

(second largest city is 1/2 pop of largest
third is 1/3
fourth is 1/4...)

6

what graph pattern is made in the rank size rule

straight

7

if the settlement hierarchy does not graph in straight line , then -------------

the country doesn't have a rank size distribution and can follow the primate city rule

8

whats the primate city

the largest city in primate city rule

9

primate cities in europe

Denmark-copenhagen
UK-London
Romania-Bucharest

10

rank size distribution indicates (wealth)

society is sufficiently wealthy to justify the provision of goods and services to consumers throughout the country

11

absence of rank size distribution indicates (wealth)

not enough wealth in society to pay for a full variety of services

12

how is absence of rank size rule a hardship

poepl need to travel long distances to large urban services
cuz many people in LDCs don't have personal transportation, buses need to be provided. It takes a really long time to get to the hospital..