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primate cities

urban environments: primate cities

increase of urban population in Ethiopia 12-15% in 1o years (1990s)
primate city in ethiopia Addis Ababa
population of Addis Ababa 2.8million 9more than ten times larger than the second city)
when was Addis Ababa founded? 1896
when/ where was railway built? Addis to Djibouti in 1917 (gave city a link with coast)
what established the primacy of Addis Ababa royal family residence established in city (made seat of political power), foccus foreign investment, railway gave city a link to coast
more recently, what has intensified Addis Ababa's primacy? natural icnrease, large volumes of in-migration, growth of international tourism, secratoriat of OAU and UNECA
what caused increase in in-migration natrual disaster, famines and uncertainties about rural land tenure. population almost doubled (1984-2004)
summarise characteristics of country moving through first stages of urbanisation link between development and urbanisation, importance of rural-urban migration, debilitating impact of primacy on other towns and cities, the prevailing stength of teh forces of centralisation
Created by: Nel.geo



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