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The Impact of Topography on Social Factors, a Case Study of Montenegro
TELBISZ Tamás; BOTTLIK Zsolt; MARI László; KŐSZEGI Margit
Corresponding AuthorTELBISZ Tamás
2014-02
Source PublicationJournal of Mountain Science
Volume11Issue:1Pages:131-141
AbstractRelationships between environmental and social factors have long been studied by geographers. Nowadays, GIS-aided statistical analysis provides new tools to explore these relationships. In order to detect the impact of topography on social factors, we selected the country of Montenegro as a case example due to its high topographic variability. We compared the spatial pattern of population, settlements and ethnic minorities to physical geographic factors, especially to topography, but lithology and land cover data were also taken into consideration. We found that certain factors are closely correlated, e.g. the settlement density linearly decreases with elevation, while the characteristic settlement area shows an exponential increase upwards. The population density is not related to absolute elevation, but it is in close correlation with height (i.e. elevation relative to the local minimum). Population change and illiteracy are also topography-related social factors. On the contrary, the variable ethnic pattern of Montenegro is influenced by historical, political and economic effects rather than by environmental factors or topographic features. As a conclusion we state that in the scale of a country or a region, the environment can strongly impact some social factors.
KeywordHuman-environment Relations Dinarides Gis Settlements Population Ethnic Groups
Indexed BySCI
Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.imde.ac.cn/handle/131551/6779
CollectionJournal of Mountain Science_Journal of Mountain Science-2014_Vol11 No.1
Corresponding AuthorTELBISZ Tamás
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TELBISZ Tamás,BOTTLIK Zsolt,MARI László,et al. The Impact of Topography on Social Factors, a Case Study of Montenegro[J]. Journal of Mountain Science,2014,11(1):131-141.
APA TELBISZ Tamás,BOTTLIK Zsolt,MARI László,&KŐSZEGI Margit.(2014).The Impact of Topography on Social Factors, a Case Study of Montenegro.Journal of Mountain Science,11(1),131-141.
MLA TELBISZ Tamás,et al."The Impact of Topography on Social Factors, a Case Study of Montenegro".Journal of Mountain Science 11.1(2014):131-141.
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