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Multilingual Demographic Dictionary, second unified edition, English volume

Scatter of the population

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Scatter of the population  (SCATTER of the population)

The density of population 1 or population density 1 is an index showing the relation between a population and the area in which it lives. The simplest density index 2 is obtained by dividing the total population by the area of the territory and is generally expressed as the number of persons per acre, square kilometre or square mile. The scatter of the population 3 depends on the type of settlement 4, grouped settlement 5 or dispersed settlement 6. Some writers have computed the population center 7 of a given area by the methods used to find the center of gravity in applied mathematics; each individual in the population is given an equal weight.

  • 1. Density, n. - dense, adj.