Factors affecting global distribution

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  • Factors affecting global distribution
    • facts and figures
      • 70% of the planet is ocean
      • 30% of the planet is land
        • 29% is too dry
        • 23% could be cultivated for food
        • 17% is too cold
        • 11% is being cultivated for food
        • 11% is too mountainous
        • 9% is infertile soil
    • Relief
      • High density: Low-lying, flat land, gently sloping and flood plains
      • Low density: mountainous areas, high altitude
    • Climate
      • High density: hot/mild climates, temperate, enough rain
      • low density: cold,harsh weather, very hot humid conditions, extremes such as deserts
    • Soil
      • high density: fertile, farming land
      • Low density: dry baked land, infertile land, bad land for farming, rocky, desert or sand
    • vegetation
      • High density: moderate amount of vegetation, farmland/ grass land
      • Low density: extremes such as deserts or rainforests, dense overgrown land
    • Accesibility
      • High density: areas that are close to sea/ have high access to the sea, highly accessible areas with ports and access by air
      • Low density: places with low accessibility, places further in land away from the sea, landlocked countries
    • Resources
      • High density: Access to clean water, surplus of food, good raw materials for industry, a wide variety of services such as police and education, good supply to clean water.
      • Places with few resources and little money, dirty, disease ridden water, little access to food, no education and bad health services.
    • Economic
      • High density: well developed economy, high average income/GDP, high job availability, rich markets, good infrastructure, skilled workers.
      • Low density: under developed economy, low average income/GDP, high unemployment, poor trading and infrastructure.
    • Social
      • High density: want to live in busy places, want to have many social connections.
      • Low density: high crime rates, want to be isolated
    • Political
      • High density: Stable government with security, no political or civil unrest, democracy
      • Low density: Wars, dictatorships, civil and political unrest, conflict


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