7 - Settlement Site And Situation

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7 - Settlement Site And Situation

  1. 1. Settlement Site and Situation
  2. 2. You should be able to; <ul><li>Define settlement site and situation </li></ul><ul><li>Understand that the location and growth of a settlement is related to its site and situation </li></ul><ul><li>Identify and explain the site factors responsible for the location of Bratislava </li></ul><ul><li>Identify and explain the situation of Bratislava and link this to the reasons why Bratislava has grown into a major city </li></ul>
  3. 3. References and Definitions <ul><li>Site describes the point at which a settlement is located, it describes the land it is build on. Factors such as relief, soil, water supply and other resources were important in choosing the sites of early settlements. </li></ul><ul><li>Situation describes where the settlement is located in relation to the surrounding features such as other settlements, mountains, rivers and communications (roads, etc.). It is the situation of a settlement that determines whether it will grow from a small village into a large town or city. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Site Example What site advantages do each of these settlement sites have?
  5. 5. Situation Example Why has Dorestad grown into a major port settlement?
  6. 6. Your Task <ul><li>Read the references; Geog.GCSE pages 170+171 (good for site examples), and Key Geography pages 150+151 (better for situation) </li></ul><ul><li>Use the maps from class and Google Earth if needed, produce an annotated sketch map to show the site and situation of Bratislava (there is a good example of page 151 of Key Geography to help) </li></ul><ul><li>Factors influencing its original growth. </li></ul><ul><li>Factors influencing its continued growth now. </li></ul>

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