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Unit VII

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TermDefinition
Services Activities that fulfill a human want or need and return money to those who provide it
Consumer services Businesses that provide services primarily to individual consumers, including retail services and education, health, and leisure services
Business Services Services that primarily meet the the needs of other businesses, including professional, financial, and transportation services
Public Services Services offered by the government to provide security and protection for citizens and businesses
City-state A sovereign state comprising a city and its immediate hinterland.
City A multifunctional nucleated settlement with a central business district and both residential and nonresidential land uses
Settlement A permanent collection of buildings and inhabitants
Clustered rural settlement Rural settlement in which the houses and farm buildings of each family are situated close to each other and fields surround the settlement
Dispersed rural settlement A rural settlement pattern characterized by isolated farms rather than clustered villages
Counterurbanization The net loss of population from cities to smaller towns and rural areas
Urban hearth A region in which the world's first cities evolved
Urban hierarchy A ranking of settlement according to their size and economic function, eg. hamlet-village-town-city-metropolis
Range The maximum distance people are willing to travel to use a service
Threshold The minimum number of people needed to support the service
Hinterland/market area The area surrounding a central place from which people are attracted to use the place's goods and services
Linear/nonlinear settlement Linear= "long-lot" settlements that divides land into narrow parcels stretching back from river, roads or canals
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