Population Introduction

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Population Introduction

  1. 1. Population Year 7
  2. 2. What has happened to the world’s population over the last 200 years?
  3. 4. Why is population increasing so rapidly?
  4. 5. Why is population increasing so rapidly? <ul><li>It isn’t that man has begun breeding like rabbits…..it is because man has stopped dying like flies. </li></ul><ul><li>Explain what is meant by this statement </li></ul>
  5. 6. What do geographers mean by population density?
  6. 7. What do geographers mean by population density? <ul><li>Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. It is frequently applied to living organisms, and particularly to humans </li></ul><ul><li>Se the next slide for a map of population density </li></ul>
  7. 8. What do geographers mean by population density?
  8. 9. Why are some parts of the world more crowded <ul><li>Arithmetic density : The total number of peoples / area of land measured in km² or mi². </li></ul>
  9. 10. What do geographers mean by settlement?
  10. 11. What do geographers mean by settlement? <ul><li>A settlement is a general term used in geography and other subjects for a permanent or temporary community in which people live which avoids being specific as to size, population or importance. A settlement can therefore range in size from a small number of dwellings grouped together to the largest of cities with surrounding urbanized areas. The term may include hamlets, villages, towns and cities. </li></ul>
  11. 12. What sites encourage settlements to grow?
  12. 13. What sites encourage settlements to grow? <ul><li>Coastal site </li></ul><ul><li>Good soil </li></ul><ul><li>Mineral wealth </li></ul><ul><li>Route centre </li></ul><ul><li>Bridging point </li></ul><ul><li>Lowest bridging point </li></ul><ul><li>River site </li></ul>
  13. 14. What problems face large settlements?
  14. 15. What problems face large settlements? <ul><li>MEDCs </li></ul>
  15. 16. What problems face large settlements? <ul><li>LEDCs </li></ul>

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