Urban Growth In City Essay

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The massive increase in the percentage share of urban population in class I cities from 26.0 in 1901 to 68.7 in 2001 has often been attributed to faster growth of large cities, without taking into consideration the increase in the number of these cities.
Undoubtedly, the faster demographic growth is an important factor responsible for making the urban structure top-heavy. Reports about the growth rates for different categories of towns during 1970s and subsequent decades. One can note that the class I cities have experienced a distinctly higher growth rate than lower order towns except those in class VI. Indeed, the latter do not fall in line with the general pattern of urban growth in other size categories as they are governed by factors exogenous to the regional economy.
In the context of demographic dominance
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km. area and is home to over 199.6 million persons i.e. the population density for the state is 828 per sq. km. The population of the state grew by 20.1% during 2001-11, whereas the growth for urban population had been much higher at 28.8 percent during the period. Nearly one fourth (over 22%)of the population comprising 44.5 million persons live in 915 towns and cities. As in the rest of the country, the urbanization in Uttar Pradesh is top heavy i.e. few large cities comprise a large proportion of the urban population.
Uttarakhand comprise of about 53.5 thousand sq. km. area and is home to over 10.1 million persons i.e. the population density for the state is 189 per sq. km. The population of the state grew by 19.2% during 2001-2011, whereas the growth for urban population had been much higher at 41.9 percent during the period. Nearly one third (31%) of the population comprising 3.1 million persons live in 116 towns and cities. As in the rest of the country, the urbanization in Uttarakhand is top heavy i.e. few large cities comprise a large proportion of the urban

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