Settlement patterns Settlement patterns are settlements cluster in various shapes and sizes.
Dispersed Settlements A dispersed settlement refers to the scattering of houses over a large area.
 
Occur in rural areas
Develop in hilly areas, extensive flatlands or rolling plains
Linear Settlements A linear settlement pattern refers to the grouping of houses along a line.
Tend to follow roads, railway tracks, along the coast or river
Provide good transport and communication network
Nucleated  Settlements A nucleated settlement pattern refers to the grouping of many houses around a centre called a nucle...
Developed at road intersections, focal points of an area or confluences of rivers
Grow in size to form a market town in the rural area.
Towns and cities may develop into urban centres and increase in number of functions
 
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  • Aerial photograph of Dispersed settlement in Tonami plain
  • The name 'Y Bala' probably signifies an outlet, a name given due to the fact that the town is situated where the River Dee flows out of the lake.
  • Settlement Patterns

    1. 1. Settlement patterns Settlement patterns are settlements cluster in various shapes and sizes.
    2. 2. Dispersed Settlements A dispersed settlement refers to the scattering of houses over a large area.
    3. 4. Occur in rural areas
    4. 5. Develop in hilly areas, extensive flatlands or rolling plains
    5. 6. Linear Settlements A linear settlement pattern refers to the grouping of houses along a line.
    6. 7. Tend to follow roads, railway tracks, along the coast or river
    7. 8. Provide good transport and communication network
    8. 9. Nucleated Settlements A nucleated settlement pattern refers to the grouping of many houses around a centre called a nucleus.
    9. 10. Developed at road intersections, focal points of an area or confluences of rivers
    10. 11. Grow in size to form a market town in the rural area.
    11. 12. Towns and cities may develop into urban centres and increase in number of functions

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