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Geography. What is a metropolis ?. Definition (for your notes). A metropolis is a very large city or urban area that is an economic, political and cultural center for that particular region New York City is often cited as the prime example of a metropolis:

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geography

Geography

What is a metropolis?

definition for your notes
Definition (for your notes)
  • A metropolis is a very large city or urban area that is an economic, political and cultural center for that particular region
  • New York Cityis often cited as the prime example of a metropolis:
    • It has a significant impact upon commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and entertainment across the world!
more on metropolises
More on Metropolises...
  • The word metropolis comes from the ancient Greeks and means “mother-city”
  • Metropolises typically have a population of more than 1 million people
  • A metropolis tends to have a very high population density meaning there is a high number of people living in a given territory
metropolis or not
Metropolis or not?
  • Dhaka is the capital city of Bangladesh
  • The population is over 15 million people making it the 9th largest city in the world
  • It is known as “the city of Mosques”
  • Dhaka suffers from problems such as pollution and overpopulation
metropolis or not1
Metropolis or not?
  • Toronto is the provincial capital of Ontario
  • It has a population of 2.5 million people making it the 5th largest city in North America
  • 50% of the population of Toronto was born outside of Canada
  • It is the 10th most economically powerful city in the world
metropolis or not2
Metropolis or not?
  • Tokyo is the capital of Japan
  • The population exceeds 35 million people
  • It is one of the most expensive cities in the world to live in
  • It has been described as one of the 3 ‘command centers for world economy and trade
metropolis or not3
Metropolis or not?
  • Saskatoon is the largest city in all of Saskatchewan with a population of just over 200, 000
  • Agriculture is the main economic activity in the area
  • There is a large university
metropolis or not4
Metropolis or not?
  • Hampton Beach in New Hampshire has a population or almost 3,000 people
  • The commercial center is the large boardwalk filled with restaurants, hotels and shops
  • It was named one of the ‘SuperStar’ beaches in the USA in 2011
  • The tourist season is busy, but many residents move elsewhere during the long and cold winter season