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Population Distribution in China and The United Kingdom

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Population Distribution in China and the UK ________________ In China, the population is concentrated along the coast of China. The population densities are at least twenty five people per km² and in some areas, greater than one thousand people per km². In the United Kingdom, the population is concentrated in two areas, the south east of the UK, London, and the lower central area of the UK which is the Manchester and Birmingham area. The population density of these areas ranges from three hundred and fifty to six hundred people and over per km². China is heavily populated in Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai, which are all located on China’s coast. ...read more.

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The mountainous areas are sparsely populated, in most cases because of little rainfall, extreme weather, slow economy, less job opportunities, hardly any transportation and little resources. In the far north west of China, there is some average to dense population where numbers ranging from twenty five to nine hundred and ninety nine people per km². This is because of the rivers from the nearby mountains creating a water supply and the rainfall is sufficient. Also the lands in this area are close to flat land making transportation an ease. In the United Kingdom, the south eastern coast is one out of the two most populated areas is London. ...read more.

Conclusion

In the mountains, limited types of crops and animals can be grown and reared because of the weather. The weather is very harsh and temperatures are very low. Transport is not easily accessible form mountainous areas thus causing not very livable conditions for people residing here. I think that in both countries, the physical factors are more important because the countries both have coastal features which some of the biggest ports in the world are built. Trade plays a significant role in both countries? economy which causes the ?Chain Reaction? mention earlier, and a better standard of living thus increasing the population densities in the cities. Dense cities such as London are built right along the river Thames which also sparks opportunities for settlements being made. Sparse areas are usually sparse because of the unlivable conditions due to rainfall, mountains and temperature. ...read more.

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