Classification of Manufacturing Industries

Industries based on Size The amount of capital invested, the number of workers employed and the volume of production determine the size of the industry. Consequently, industries may be divided into household or cottage, small-scale and large-scale. Household industries or cottage manufacturing – It is the smallest manufacturing not. The workers or artisans use local … Read more

Environmental impacts of economic development

Environmental threats that come with the increasing economic activities are: Food production Leeching – As the production of fertilizers rises due to increased demand for agricultural products, the leeching of nutrients occurs. Leeching is the loss of water from water-soluble plant nutrients from the soil, due to rain and irrigation. Soil composition, structure, crop planting, … Read more

Manufacturing Industry

All economic activities like primary, secondary, tertiary and quarternary have a common goal of obtaining and using resources essential for survival. The raw material is converted to valuable materials with the help of secondary activities. Jute plant has limited use until the jute is not extracted from it, but after it is transformed into jute, … Read more

Population Composition

People of any country are different in many respects. Each person is different in her/his own way. People can be classified by their age, sex and their residence. Some of the other distinctive traits of the population are profession, education and life prospect. SEX COMPOSITION The number of men and women in a country is … Read more

Population growth in LEDCs and MEDCs

Most low economically developed countries have a high rate of population growth. Most LEDCs are in the second or third stage of the demographic transition model. This implies that the death rates in these countries have been falling due to improving health care systems. China is the best example where shows the problems when the … Read more

Population: Distribution, Density and Growth

The people of a nation are its true wealth. It is they, who are the real resources and make use of the country’s other resources and determine its policies. Conclusively a country is identified by its people. It is necessary to know how many men and women a country has, how many children are delivered … Read more

Basic Concepts of Population

Growth of Population: Change of population in a particular area between two points of time are known as growth of population. For example, if we subtract the population of the UK 2001 (5.1 crores) from the population of 2011 (6.32 crores), then we shall get the growth of population (1.22 crores) in actual numbers. Growth … Read more

Major Manufacturing Industries

The Ruhr Coal-field (Germany) This has been one of the important industrial areas of Europe for a long time. Coal and iron and steel articulated the basis of the economy, but as the need for coal diminished, the industry started narrowing. Even after the iron ore was depleted, the industry prevailed, utilising imported ore carried … Read more

Measuring Development

Development is one of the most difficult topics that you will have to tackle during your geography examination, but our helpful guide should make it much easier for you. Measuring Development When we are trying to measure development, we are actually trying to measure all of the different ways in which a country is progressing … Read more

Core & Periphery Model

The core-periphery model was developed in 1963 by John Friedmann and it identifies the spatical distances from the core. The core-periphery model works on many scales, from towns and cities, to a global scale. Facts about Brazil: Capital City: Brasilia It contains the second longest river in the world. It contains the largest rainforest in … Read more