A study of population density in developing countries

Ida Bagus Ilham Malik, Wayan Suparta, Bart J. Dewancker

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Abstract

The density of the urban population spreads by land function and geographical condition of the urban land. An understanding of the population density and pattern of distribution will help planners understand the pattern of urban development and urban dwelling trends. Population density and its distribution can be seen through the trend of population density based on the distance of the sub-district center to the city center. Usually, the population density will be high in the city center and will decrease to the suburbs. The research was conducted in 15 cities across Indonesia spread across several main islands of Indonesia and with a diverse population such as geographical area and geographical conditions. Results show that the densest population will be in the center of the city as an economic area, and its density decreases as it progresses further from downtown. This indicates that the population density will rise if it is close to the location of economic activity i.e. downtown, and will decrease when away from the city center.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-212
Number of pages12
JournalGeographia Technica
Volume14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • City Center
  • Density
  • Distance
  • Urban Population

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  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Computers in Earth Sciences

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A study of population density in developing countries. / Malik, Ida Bagus Ilham; Suparta, Wayan; Dewancker, Bart J.

In: Geographia Technica, Vol. 14, 01.01.2019, p. 201-212.

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Malik, Ida Bagus Ilham ; Suparta, Wayan ; Dewancker, Bart J. / A study of population density in developing countries. In: Geographia Technica. 2019 ; Vol. 14. pp. 201-212.
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