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PRIMATE CITY,

LONDON
BY: AKHIL CHHIBBER
M.PL AN.(MURP)

CONTENTS

Primate city
Case study: London
Location
Causes of primacy
Effects faced by London
conclusion

Primate city

A city which is greater than two times the next


largest city in a nation .
It is a major city that works as the financial,
political, and population centre of a country.
indicates an imbalance in development
examples: Athens, Greece
Istanbul, Turkey
Mexico City, Mexico
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Bangkok, Thailand
United Kingdom, London

London ( case
study)

London has been the capital city of England since


1265 and it continues the capital of United Kingdom
to the present day after its formation.
Registered population of London is approx. 8.2 million
which is 7 times bigger than Birmingham with 1.1
million approx. population.
It is also the countrys economic, transportation, and
cultural centre.

Location

London is situated in south-eastern England, lying


astride the River Thames some 50 miles (80 km)
upstream from its estuary on the North Sea.
Area Greater London, 607 square miles (1,572 square
km). Pop. (2001) Greater London, 7,172,091; (2011
prelim.) Greater London, 8,173,941.

Cause of primacy

London presents exciting job opportunities in a


number of sectors, good neighbourhoods,
excellent education and health care facilities.
London's population is growing twice as fast as
the rest of Britain.
The new data also shows the capital has the
youngest population in the UK compared with
other regions.

Cause of primacy

Londons location along the NAFTA (North American


Free Trade Agreement) superhighway is an
important consideration for industrial investment in
the region and a big factor in the growth of local
business.
London offers a wide variety of places and
programs to fit all your recreational and
entertainment interests and needs.

Cause of primacy

Migration
Pull factors
the large differential between incomes
access to better amenities, public service as well as private
amenities.

Push factors
Unemployment
For better life.

Conclusion

As like as other Primate cities London


dominates its effect on the whole United
Kingdom economically, socially and
administratively.

References

http://www.citypopulation.de/UK-Cities.html
http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/346821/London
http://www.eupedia.com/england/london_history.shtml
http://ukdataexplorer.com/census/london/#KS101EW0008
http://www.ledc.com/why-london

Thanks