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regional Geography

secondary activities-the paris basin

strong agriculture sector intensive and productive agricultural sector, supply fruit, vegetables, grains, large-food processing industry, dairy foor processing, 5 of top-25 dairy companies in the world, chemical and petrochemical industries, constant demand,
strong agriculture sector part 2 largest consumers of milk and cheese in the world, 67 per cent dairy products exported to EU markets, cereals supply boulangeries, goods easily transported
availability of labor and education opportunities 27.5 per cent employed in manufacturing, 22 million people in the region, large labor force, 17 universities attract industry, high tech industries, high quality research and development, high-quality graduates
availability of labor and education opportunities part 2 85 per cent of country's research and development, new innovations in pharmaceuticals, focus of decision making.
well developed communications efficient road,rail, port and airport networks, river seine-development of heavy industry, deep-water port at le havre, access to english channel, modern docking facilities, store large bulky goods, oil refining, petrochemical, textiles, flat relief
well developed communications part 2 easily constructed links, straight roads link to the capital, nodal point for communications, quick and easy access for agricultural produce, efficient distribution of produce, best rail networks, TG4, connects major urban hubs,
well developed communications part 3 EU markets easily accessible for passengers, freight trains-270km/h,'swamp bodies' and carriage containers placed on back of lorries, metro;Charles de gualle and Orly airports, import and export light materials
large market 22 million people, constant demand for local produce, standards of living are high, wealthy market, high-end goods, locally produced goods, Chanel, Cartier, located around city, fashion designers, cosmetic valley-L'Oreal and Guerlain
raw materials rich in natural resources, former French colonies, agricultural produce, iron ore-steel and engineering companies, Cameron supplies timber-limited deposits of fossil fuels, natural gas piped form Pyrenees to region, oil from Netherlands to Le havre,
decentralisation of industry industries move away from greater Paris area, datar, developing infrastructure, encourage industries to relocate, reducing rate of urban sprawl, industrial decline,