January 2017

Factors that affect the Spheres of influence

By |2022-09-15T12:37:13+02:00January 25th, 2017|Notes, O Level Geography, Ordinary Level Notes|

The city of Harare has the largest sphere of influence. Image credit

ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Settlements:Factors that affect  the Spheres of influence

  • The most important factor in determining the sphere of influence of a settlement is it’s size
  • Products and services can also be used to determine a settlement’s […]

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The city of Gweru

By |2022-09-15T12:37:19+02:00January 23rd, 2017|Notes, O Level Geography, Ordinary Level Notes|

The city of Gweru. Image credit vevesworld.com

ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Settlements: The city of Gweru

  • Gweru is an administrative capital of the Midlands region.
  • It has a male population of 776 787 and a female population of 838 154 which results in a total population of 1 614 941 […]

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The city of Bulawayo

By |2022-09-15T12:37:20+02:00January 23rd, 2017|Notes, O Level Geography, Ordinary Level Notes|

The City of Bulawayo. Image credit mg.co.za

ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Settlements: The city of Bulawayo

  • Bulawayo is the second largest city in Zimbabwe.
  • With a male population of 303 346
  • Female – 349 991
  • Total population – 653 337 according to the 2012 census.
  • Bulawayo was built at the […]

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January 2016

Urban sphere of influence and urban hierarchy

By |2022-09-15T12:40:46+02:00January 27th, 2016|Notes, O Level Geography, Ordinary Level Notes|

Harare has a sphere of influence that covers the whole country. Image credit harare-info.com

Harare has a sphere of influence that covers the whole country. Image credit harare-info.com ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Settlements:Urban sphere of influence and urban hierarchy
  • A sphere of influence is an area which depends on a […]

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Possible solutions to Urbanisation problems

By |2022-09-15T12:40:47+02:00January 27th, 2016|Notes, O Level Geography, Ordinary Level Notes|

Murambinda Growth Point. Image credit newsday.co.zw

Murambinda Growth Point. Image credit newsday.co.zw ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Settlements:Possible solutions to Urbanisation problems
  • Most LEDCs such as Zimbabwe struggle with urbanisation problems
  • This is because most countries cannot cope with the rapid rate of urbanisation
  • as the rate of industrialization and economic growth is […]

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Effects of urbanization

By |2022-09-15T12:40:47+02:00January 27th, 2016|Notes, O Level Geography, Ordinary Level Notes|

Illegal houses being demolished in Epworth, Harare. Image credit voicesofafrica.co.za

Illegal houses being demolished in Epworth, Harare. Image credit voicesofafrica.co.za ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Settlements:The benefits and problems of urbanisation
  • Urbanisation brings about certain effects
  • There negative and positive effects
  • These effects affect both the source (rural areas) and receiving areas (the […]

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Urbanisation and its causes

By |2022-09-15T12:40:47+02:00January 27th, 2016|Notes, O Level Geography, Ordinary Level Notes|

People on the streets of Harare. Image credit zgossip.co.zw

People on the streets of Harare. Image credit zgossip.co.zw ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Urbanization and its causes
  • Urbanisation-is the increase of the proportion of people living in cities and towns.
  • Please note it urbanisation is not to be mistaken with a mere increase […]

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October 2015

The city of Harare

By |2022-09-15T12:40:59+02:00October 29th, 2015|Notes, O Level Geography, Ordinary Level Notes|

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ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Settlements: The city of Harare

  • According to the 2012 census:
  • Harare has a population of 2 098 199 people.
  • With a male population of: 1 011 831
  • And a female population of: 1 086 368
  • It is Zimbabwe’s administrative capital and largest city.
  • It is the focal point of all roads, rail […]

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Zimbabwe’s towns and Cities an Introduction

By |2022-09-15T12:40:59+02:00October 29th, 2015|Notes, O Level Geography, Ordinary Level Notes|

Bulawayo Zimbabwe's second largest city. Image credit southerneye.co.zw

Bulawayo Zimbabwe’s second largest city. Image credit southerneye.co.zw ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Settlements: Zimbabwe’s towns and Cities an Introduction
  • An urban settlement in Zimbabwe is one whose population is more than 2 500 or more with the majority of its workers (more […]

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Harris and Ullman’s Multi-nuclei model (1945)

By |2022-09-15T12:40:59+02:00October 29th, 2015|Notes, O Level Geography, Ordinary Level Notes|

The Multi-nuclei model. Image credit MediaWiki

The Multi-nuclei model. Image credit MediaWiki ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Settlements: Harris and Ullman’s Multi-nuclei model (1945)

They made their study well after the other two models had been published and thus had the benefit of hindsight and cities had since grown in size.

Findings

  • They […]

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