(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1986)

Document title

The rank-size rule of a set of cities with no or weak interaction : a case study in Japan

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S. M. Guseyn-Zade (1977) presents a new model for the relation of rank and size of cities with noninteractions between the cities within a region. It is different from the Zipf formula. The purpose of this paper is to examine to what extent this model fits the size distribution of cities in seven selected urban areas : Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Sapporo, Hakodate, Hachinohe and Morioka areas, excluding the top rank city in each area. The result shows S. M. Guseyn-Zade's model is appropriate for Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya areas, and Zipf formula for the other areas. - (K. Abe)


Article of periodic

published at : Tohoku chiri gakukai

Editor :

Millesime : 1986, vol. 38, no3 [pp. 180-186]

Bibliographic references : 8 réf.



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