Geography - Population
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What is population density?
Population density is defined as the number of people living in a square kilometre. Places can be described as being densely or sparsely populated.
What is population distribution?
- Population distribution describes how people are spread out. Some terms used to describe population distribution include:
- ☀ Even
What are the reasons for differences in population distribution and density?
- Reasons for differences in population distribution and density include:
- A range of physical factors such as relief, climate, soils, vegetation and natural resources.
- A range of human factors such as urban growth, industrial growth, agricultural development, accessibility and government policies.
How many people live in Brazil?
Brazils total population is 186 million.
How is Brazils population distributed across Brazil?
- The north is sparsely populated. it contains the Amazon river and dense vegetation of the rain forest.
- The north east of the country contains a third of the population. numbers are decreasing due to drought which is devastating fertile farming areas.
- The south east has the highest population density. It contains the cities Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo and is the industrial centre of brazil.
- In the south of Brazil, fertile soils and a suitable climate support a prosperous agricultural region, which can sustain the high population density.
- The centre west is inaccessible and has a low population density. However, following the political decision to move the capital city to Brasilia, the population of the population of the area is increasing.
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