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|businesses that provides services primarily for indivuidual consumers, inluding retail services, and personal services.
|services that provide goods for sale to consumers.
|services that provide for the well-being nd personal improvement of individual consumers.
|services that pirmarily meet the needs of other businesses.
|services that primarily help people conduct business.
|transportation and information services
|services that diffuse and distribute services.
|services offered by the government to provide security and protection for cititzens and businesses.
|clustered rural settlement
|a 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.
|the process of consolodating small land-holdings into a smaller number of larger fams in England during the 18th century.
|the area surrounding a central place, from which people are attracted to use the places, goods, and services.
|a market center for the exchange of services by people attracted from the surrounding area.
|the maximum distance people are willing to travel to use a service.
|central place theory
|explains the distribution of services b/c settlements serve as centers of market areas for services; larger settlements are fewer & farther apart than smaller settlements & provide services for a larger # of people who are willing to travel farther.
|the minimum # of people needed to supprto a sevice.
|a model that holds that the potential use of a service at a aprticular location is directly related to the # of people in a location and inversely related to the distance people must travel to reach the service.
|a pattern of settlements in a country, such that the 'n'th largest settlement is 1/n the population of he largest settlement.
|primate city rule
|a pattern of settlements in a country, such that thge larger settlement has more tha twice as many people as the 2nd ranknig settlement.
|the largest settlement in a country, if it has more than twice as many people as the 2nd-ranking settlement.
|independant self-governing communities that included the settlement and nearby countryside.
|industries that sell their products or services primarily to consumers outside the settlement.
|industries that sell their products primarily to consumers in the community.
|a community's collection of basic industries.
|central business district (CBD)
|"the downtown area"; the area of a city where retail and office activities are clustered.
|any activity that fulfills a human want or need and returns money to those who provide it.
|a permanent collection of buildings and inhabitants.