Slides in this set
Population is where people live.
· Large populations live in accessible land with good
· Places with lots of people... usually resources...
have habitable environments.
· Europe... Japan... Eastern USA... · River good for communication and trade.
· Ganges river India.
(all these places are wealthy and · The Rhine Germany.
· Flat with fertile land
· Poor places with rapidly growing · Good for productive farming
· Easy communication
populations are... India and · Denmark low lying land...dairy produce
Ethiopia. · East Anglia UK. Very good for cereals.
AREAS RICH IN NATURAL RESOURCES
· Places with few people... are in · Important source for industry.
· Resources include fossil fuels
hostile environments... E.g. · Iron ores and bauxite.
Antarctica · Rich in coal South Wales coal field.
· Ruhr valley Germany
· Moderate climate
· Good for international trade
· Good sea port...
· New York (e.g.)…read more
Little Resources for fewer
· Extreme climates = empty... · High Altitudes
· Lack of precipitation ... · Inaccessible
aridity. · Poor quality of soil
· E.g. Sahara desert... or
· Steep slopes
Antarctica. farming very difficult
· E.G. ... Antarctica…read more
· The average number of people Ideal Population Density
living in an area... · Optimum population= ideal number of
people that can be supported by available
· Given as Km2 · OVER POPULATED = too many people to
be supported by the resources available.
· Population density= number of · UNDER POPULATED = too little to make
people/ area most of the resources available.
· OPTIMUM POPULATION = resources can
be used to their best advantage without
· 2 types of population... densely having too many people to maintain the
populated and sparsely populated. standard of living.
· This is a reference to the number of · You can work out regional distribution by
people living in an area... looking at densities...
· So you can compare two countries to figure
out which country will be more densely
· Shows nothing about where they distributed.