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Encyclopedia > Urban agglomeration

In the study of human settlements, an agglomeration is an extended city or town area comprising the built-up area of a central place (usually a municipality) and any suburbs or adjacent satellite towns. Another term for agglomeration is urbanized area.


Conurbation is a more specific term for urban clusters where the built-up zones of influence of distinct cities or towns have joined but each continues to act as an independent focus for a substantial part of the area.


A metropolitan area is an extended agglomeration or conurbation including also peripheral areas not themselves necessarily urban in character but closely bound to the urban area by employment or commerce.


Businesses can also "agglomerate" when they need to be in close contact (eg. Financial Services)


See also

External links

  • Prinicipal Agglomerations of the World (http://www.citypopulation.de/World.html)
  • Largest cities of the world (municipalities) (http://www.demographia.com/db-world-muni.htm)

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Agglomeration - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (489 words)
In the study of human settlements, an agglomeration is an extended city or town area comprising the built-up area of a central place (usually a municipality) and any suburbs or adjacent satellite towns.
The term 'agglomeration' is distinct from a 'Conurbation', which is a more specific term for urban clusters where the built-up zones of influence of distinct cities or towns are connected by continuous built-up development.
A metropolitan area is an extended agglomeration or conurbation that also includes peripheral areas not themselves necessarily urban in character but closely bound to the urban area by employment or commerce.
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