Which one of the following towns is not situated along the bank of a river?
Which one of the following is NOT the part of the definition of a town as per the census of India?
(c) More than 75% of the population engaged in primary sector.
In which one of the following environments does one expect the presence of dispersed rural settlements?
(a) Alluvial plains of Ganga.
Which one of the following group of cities have been arranged in the sequence of their ranks i.e. 1, 2, 3 and 4 in size?
(d) Greater Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi, Chennai.
Name any two garrison (cantonment) towns of India.
What are Garrison towns? What is their function?
Garrison (Cantonment) towns. These towns are engaged as Garrison towns such as Ambala, Jalandhar, Mhow, Babina, Udhampur, etc. The soldiers are trained in these towns. Barracks are built for the soldiers to reside.
How can one identify an Urban AgglomerationAn Urban Agglomeration may consist of the town and its adjoining urban growth. It shows the contiguous growth of a town due to one or two adjoining towns.
An Urban Agglomeration may consist of the town and its adjoining urban growth. It shows the contiguous growth of a town due to one or two adjoining towns.
What are the main factors for the location of villages in deserts?
In deserts, there is shortage of water. So villages are settled near water bodies. From social point of view, the land-owners occupy the central part of the village while lower sections of the society live on the outer flank of villages.
What are metropolitan cities? How are they different from Urban Agglomeration?
A town with a population between one to five millions is called a metropolitan city. An agglo- meration has many metropolitan cities and it has a population of more than five millions.
Discuss the features of different types of rural settlements. What are the factors responsible for the settlement patterns in different physical environment?
Distinguish between clustered and semiclustered rural settlements of India, stating three points of distinction.
Rural settlements in India can be classified into four types.
The different types have the following features :—
Factors affecting patterns of rural settlements
Can we imagine the presence of only one function town ? Why do the cities become multi-functional?
Towns are centres or nodes of economic development. Here site for residence is available. Towns provide specialized services. But the town is known for a specialised function such as education, mining, etc. But towns perform many functions at a same time. Therefore, we cannot imagine the presence of only one functional town.
Each town has to perform many functions. People are provided different types of services. So each town has different functions. Different functions are performed in different sectors of the town. The central part is a commercial or business centre. So the towns become multi-functional.