Unformatted text preview: The primate city is the largest most dominant city in a region. • The degree of primacy refers to the dominance of the largest city over the rest of the country. • Most LDCs (Less Developed Countries) have a high degree of primacy while most MDCs (More Developed Countries) have a low degree of primacy. • Factors that affect high primacy include o Having an underdeveloped economy o Having an agriculturally dominant economy o A rapidly expanding population o A recent colonial history...
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- Fall '09
- Developed country, Rank size rule, primate city