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Los motores de la aglomeración en España: geografía versus historia

  • Goerlich, Francisco José
  • Mas, Matilde

This paper focuses on the influence of two classical engines of population agglomeration: geography versus history. Geography is identified by two co-ordinates: coastal position and altitude. The prominence of history is captured also by two characteristics: the initial size of the municipalities, and the condition of being the administrative centre of the area. Our reference is census population data for Spanish municipalities for period 1900-2001. The eleven censuses have been homogenised according to the municipal structure of 2001 Census.

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Date of creation: Jun 2008
Date of revision: Jun 2008
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:15797
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