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To What Extent is the Pattern of Population Distribution in Countries of the LEDW more linked to Physical Conditions than to Economic Conditions?

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To What Extent is the Pattern of Population Distribution in Countries of the LEDW more linked to Physical Conditions than to Economic Conditions? On one hand the pattern of population distribution in the LEDW is linked to physical, rather than economic conditions. These two conditions, however go hand in hand sometimes. For example in Nicaragua, recently there were huge hurricanes that swept across the countryside destroying thousands of homes and causing huge debts for the country. The people of Nicaragua had to relocate as their homes were no longer there, plus they didn't have enough money to rebuild their lives properly. However the situation in Nicaragua was a climatic condition not a physical one. ...read more.


Roughly 97% of the population live along it, as it is the most habitable part of the country, seeing as 98% of the country is desert. There are only two large towns that aren't situated on either Nile bank, or sea. These are Siwah and Al Kharijah. I will now look at a country in the MEDW to show that both halves of the world can have the problems. This will also show that even though countries in the MEDW, are more economically advanced it is still the physical factors that affect the Pattern of Population Distribution. In Japan, the populae locate on the very edge of the islands, not only because they are very mountainous, but because they are volcanically active. ...read more.


In some countries the land may be completely workable, but there may be very strong pull factors to a certain area i.e. a city. This is completely different to the push factors that come with physical conditions, and is more frequent in the MEDW. This is because countries in the LEDW are below the Equator, excluding a few countries such as New Zealand, and Australia. The climate is a deciding factor for the population patterns in the LEDW, because it affects whether the ground will be desert or savannah etc. So in conclusion the pattern of population distribution in countries of the LEDW is linked to both physical conditions and economic conditions. This is because, as I have found above, the two conditions go hand in hand in most countries of the LEDW. So the LEDW's population pattern is dependent on both physical and economic conditions. ...read more.

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This is a confused answer which lacks detail and explanation. A better way to tackle this would have been to choose 2 countries and examine their population distribution then give physical and economic reasons for this distribution.
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