The Demopaedia team will be present at the next International Population Conference in Busan.
If you attend the conference, please, come to our oral communication which will be held on Tuesday August 27, from 15:30 to 17:00 (Bexco, room 213). The new Korean dictionary will also be presented in a side meeting organized by the Planned Population Federation of Korea (PPFK) on "Population Issues & Official development assistance" (open to all) at 19:00 (Bexco, room 110).

Population centre

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Population centre  (POPULATION centre)


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.

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