POPULATION DISTRIBUTION IN KARACHI CITY

S. AKHTAR, M.R. DHANANI

Abstract


Like other cities of the world population distribution varies within Karachi city. This has attracted  researchers to find out patterns of intra-city population distribution. The general pattern of population distribution is that population density declines with increasing distance from the city centre. This has developed various population density gradient models. In Karachi during the period of 1981 to 1998 massive flight of population from the central city took place. As a result central density sharply declined. Due to sharp decline of central density and peripheral growth of population the population density gradient of Karachi City has developed a gentle slope.

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