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Construcción de una tipología rural/urbana para los municipios españoles


  • Goerlich, Francisco J.

    (Universitat de València e IVIE)

  • Reig, Ernest

    () (Universitat de València e IVIE)

  • Cantarino, Isidro

    (Universitat Politècnica de València)


Este artículo pretende establecer criterios para delimitar de modo riguroso qué es lo que constituye un territorio rural o urbano, dadas las limitaciones de las metodologías tradicionales. En segundo lugar, se propone una tipología rural/urbana a escala municipal para España tomando en consideración tres criterios: la demografía —combinando densidades con umbrales mínimos de población— la información sobre coberturas y usos del suelo y el grado de accesibilidad desde el mundo rural a las ciudades. El resultado es el establecimiento de seis tipos distintos de municipios. This article aims to establish criteria for rigorously define what constitutes a rural or urban area, given the limitations of traditional methodologies. Secondly, a rural / urban typology is proposed at the municipal level for Spain taking into account three criteria: demographics - combining densities with minimum population thresholds — information on land use and the degree of accessibility from the rural world to cities. This results in establishing the existence of six different types of municipalities.

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  • Goerlich, Francisco J. & Reig, Ernest & Cantarino, Isidro, 2016. "Construcción de una tipología rural/urbana para los municipios españoles," INVESTIGACIONES REGIONALES - Journal of REGIONAL RESEARCH, Asociación Española de Ciencia Regional, issue 35, pages 151-173.
  • Handle: RePEc:ris:invreg:0321

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    Tipología rural/urbana; grid de población; cobertura del suelo: accesibilidad rural;

    JEL classification:

    • C38 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Classification Methdos; Cluster Analysis; Principal Components; Factor Analysis
    • J19 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Other
    • O18 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Urban, Rural, Regional, and Transportation Analysis; Housing; Infrastructure
    • R14 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Land Use Patterns


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