POPULATION IMAGES

Here we learn more about the geography topic of population by looking at pictures and images of people from around the world. Similarly, we look at examples of places in the world which are sparsely poulated. The varying degrees to which a place is desirable to live in when compared to the wider region a place is in leads to wide variances in population density. Have a look at these images and see if you can identify some of the factors that lead to a place being densely or sparsely popuylated. 
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Some places are densely populated and some places are sparsely populated. 

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As the world's population continues to increase, our cities become more densely populated as they support ever larger populations. 

These cities attract new residents from their surrounding regions and they continue to grow in size. They are amongst some of the largest cities in the world. 

Suburbs of Mexico City
Mexico city
Hill side slum in Haiti
LA at dawn
LA's sprawling suburbs
Medellin, Columbia

Sprawling cities

Sparsely populated areas

Sparsely populated - Woodland

Sparsely populated - Woodland

Sparsely populated - Tundra

Sparsely populated - Tundra

Sparsely populated - Plains

Sparsely populated - Plains

Sparsely populated - Mountains

Sparsely populated - Mountains

Sparsely populated - Desert

Sparsely populated - Desert

Sparsely populated - Desert scrub

Sparsely populated - Desert scrub

Sparsely populated - Countryside

Sparsely populated - Countryside

Sparsely populated - Cold climate

Sparsely populated - Cold climate

Sparsely populated - Antarctica

Sparsely populated - Antarctica

Not everywhere in the world is densely populated. Large parts of the world have very low populations and they are called sparsely populated. Can you work out what conditions have led these places to be sparsely populated?

Urban sprawl

Urban sprawl in Nevada

Urban sprawl in Nevada

Urban sprawl in Nevada

Urban sprawl in Nevada

Urban sprawl in Florida

Urban sprawl in Florida

Urban sprawl in Florida

Urban sprawl in Florida

Urban Sprawl in California

Urban Sprawl in California

Urban sprawl in Arizona

Urban sprawl in Arizona

Urban Sprawl in Arizona

Urban Sprawl in Arizona

These high quality images of urban sprawl come from the twistedsifter website and capture the endless repetition and symetrical patterns that can be observed in urban sprawling suburbs. 

The consequences of large cities is ever larger farms to support and grow the food needed for people to survive. These photos help depict the changes to the environment that result from modern farming techniques.

 

Click on the photos to see them in more detail.

Feeding large cities

Greenhouses in Almeria, Spain
Logging on Vancouver Island
Chicken farm
Rice terraces
Intensive farming in China
Intensive farming - cattle farm in Brazil

What does a densely populated world look like?

crowded streets

crowded streets

crowded pool

crowded pool

crowded beach

crowded beach

Crowded roads - Tokyo

Crowded roads - Tokyo

crowded roads - London

crowded roads - London

Crowded roads - LA

Crowded roads - LA

Crowded cities - Tokyo

Crowded cities - Tokyo

Crowded cities - Sao Paulo.jpg

Crowded cities - Sao Paulo.jpg

Crowded cities - London

Crowded cities - London

Crowded cities - Hong Kong

Crowded cities - Hong Kong

These images show the world at its most densely packed.