On locational commonalities of largest cities worldwide

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The chapter discusses whether largest cities share common geographic attributes, as opposed to urban localities of smaller size. As the study reveals, the largest cities of countries are rarely places of geographic extremes; they are seldom found at high elevations, far away from the seashore, or in extremely cold or extremely hot areas. This location ordinariness of main cities may be, in fact, essential to their centrality, by making them attractive to many.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInnovations in Urban and Regional Systems: Contributions from GIS&T, Spatial Analysis and Location Modeling
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9783030436940
ISBN (Print)9783030436926
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2020

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  • Geographic attributes
  • Largest cities of countries
  • Locational patterns
  • Population size

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance (all)
  • General Business, Management and Accounting
  • General Computer Science
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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