October 2015

Hoyt’s Sector model (1939)

By |2022-09-15T12:41:00+02:00October 29th, 2015|Notes, O Level Geography, Ordinary Level Notes|

Hoyt's sector model. Image credit MediaWiki

Hoyt’s sector model. Image credit MediaWiki ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Settlements: Hoyt’s Sector model (1939)

Assumptions

  • In making the model Hoyt made some assumptions
  • The […]

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Urban Settlements

By |2022-09-15T12:41:01+02:00October 27th, 2015|Notes, O Level Geography, Ordinary Level Notes|

An aerial view of Harare. Image credit Bulawayo24.com

An aerial view of Harare. Image credit Bulawayo24.com ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Settlements: Urban Settlements

The structure of Urban settlements

  • This is the shape or form of urban areas in relation to land-use models.
  • The structure of urban settlements is also known as urban […]

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Quality of life in rural areas in Zimbabwe

By |2022-09-15T12:41:03+02:00October 14th, 2015|Notes, O Level Geography, Ordinary Level Notes|

A typical rural compound. Image credit techzim.co.zw

A typical rural compound. Image credit techzim.co.zw ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Settlements:Quality of life in rural areas in Zimbabwe
  • More recently in Chiadzwa families had to be resettled as their houses were on diamond fields.
  • Several families had to be resettled and compensated when […]

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Rural Settlements in Zimbabwe

By |2022-09-15T12:41:04+02:00October 14th, 2015|Notes, O Level Geography, Ordinary Level Notes|

Rural Homestead. Image credit thezimbabwemail.com

Rural Homestead. Image credit thezimbabwemail.com ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Settlements:Rural Settlements in Zimbabwe
  • Historic settlements were rural, as the populations were mainly dependent on hunting, fishing and gathering fruits.
  • Shelter was mostly basic and in the form of caves, tents made from animal skins, huts made out […]

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Classification of settlements

By |2022-09-15T12:41:05+02:00October 14th, 2015|Notes, O Level Geography, Ordinary Level Notes|

A typical Zimbabwean rural homestead. Image credit lawhub.co.zw

A typical Zimbabwean rural homestead. Image credit lawhub.co.zw ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Settlements: Classification of settlements
  • Settlements are generally classified as either rural or urban.
  • Rural settlements are those settlements where mostly primary activities occur.
  • The majority of settlers in rural areas carry out […]

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Factors influencing the siting and location of settlements

By |2022-09-15T12:41:07+02:00October 12th, 2015|Notes, O Level Geography, Ordinary Level Notes|

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A village of a hill image credit audleytravel.com ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Population and Settlement:Factors influencing the siting and location of settlements
  • Several factors influence the location of settlements
  • These can be divided into four:
  • historical factors
  • accessibility
  • availability of resources; and
  • human preferences and available technology

Historical […]


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