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Natural Geographical Factors That Influence the Development of Settlements

Author(s): Anna Péczeli
Subject(s): Physical Geopgraphy, Applied Geography
Published by: Fórum Könyvkiadó Intézet
Keywords: main streets; settlement development; natural factors; natural and geographical layer; transport factor; functional layer

Summary/Abstract: The formation and development of settlements is a complex process, which is determined by various developmental factors. The study examines the impact of natural factors on waterfront communities. It is interesting to observe how natural aptitudes influenced not only the life of the town, but the town's main street line, its role and its additional options. Among other things the study wants to find out should at all or at least by some extent and through the example of the main street recognized natural factors that influence the development of settlements. Or to what extent does the main street reflects the characteristics and developmental stages of the settlement. In order to provide a more comprehensive answer the study examines settlements that have similar natural features, yet have different lifestyles. In this way the factors that determined not only the line of the main street, but also the further possibilities and development direction of the settlement are described. In conclusion, the study attempts to answer to a pair of hypotheses. One is in what extent do natural factors influence the development of settlements, whether the main street of the town is really reflecting the influence of settlement forming facts and whether it is true that »the main street is the mirror of the town«.

  • Issue Year: L/2020
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 115-133
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: Hungarian