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Urbanisation is the growth in the proportion of a country's population that lives in urban areas.

Urbanisation is caused by rural-urban migration and a naturally increasing population.
As people migrate to cities the urban population increases.
The migrants tend to be young people looking for work.
They may then…

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Urbanisation has Impacts on Urban Areas
As urban populations grow there is an increased demand for space, resources and services.
If these increased demands cannot be met, it can lead to poor quality of life for the people living in the
area. Many developing countries cannot afford to meet these…

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Case Study: Mumbai
Mumbai is a mega city on the west coast of India.
Mumbai is globally important ­ it is a major port on the Indian Ocean, India's financial centre.
Migrants from rural areas all over India have moved to Mumbai in search of jobs.
As a result the…


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