(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1979)

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Central place hierarchy in a backward economy: Gorakhpur region (India)

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Central place hierarchy has awakened renewed interest particularly after the fusion of growth pole concept and the central place theory. The purpose of the paper is to examine whether: 1) there exists a hierarchically articulated central place system in a backward traditional economy and if so: 2) how strong is the functional interaction in the system through the successive orders of central places and how far is it amenable to be treated as a development pole system. A new methodology to identify the central place hierarchy by combining the location co-efficient technique with an empirically derived scalar multiplier of service functions has been applied.


Article of periodic

published at : Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie Rotterdam

Editor :

Millesime : 1979, vol. 70, no5 [pp. 300-306]

Bibliographic references : 30réf.



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