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.
|Title of host publication||Innovations in Urban and Regional Systems: Contributions from GIS&T, Spatial Analysis and Location Modeling|
|Publisher||Springer International Publishing|
|Number of pages||26|
|State||Published - 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)
- Business, Management and Accounting (all)
- Computer Science (all)
- Earth and Planetary Sciences (all)