population density

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population density

The number of organisms, usually people, living within a defined space, such as a city, county, or town. In the U.S., regions with greater population densities tend to have different health care problems than lightly populated ones. Conditions such as gunshot wounds, HIV/AIDS, and tuberculosis are more common in cities than in rural areas, but cities also tend to have a greater health care infrastructure and more professional resources than rural areas.
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Gatchalian cited the worsening congestion in Metro Manila, noting that the National Capital Region (NCR) has a population density of 20,785 persons per square kilometer.
The population density of Palestine is generally high at 826 persons per square kilometer, particularly in Gaza Strip, where it is 5,453 persons/km2 compared to a lower population density in the West Bank of 528 persons/km2 in mid-2019.
But its population density of 20,875 persons per square kilometer is about 62 times the national average density of only 337.
Its population density of 3.3 persons per square kilometer is the lowest in Turkmenistan.
Among the component cities in Region 7, Talisay City is the most densely populated with 5,710 persons per square kilometer.
The density of population makes up 67.9 persons per square kilometer as of January 1, 2014.
With nearly eight million people, 12.5 percent of the UK population, London's average population density is over 4,900 persons per square kilometer. That's why having one's artwork displayed in the bustling underground, home to the 'tube,' is no small feat.
The number of persons per square kilometer in Turkey is 96.
The densities for Israel, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip - today around 350, 450 and 4,300 persons per square kilometer, respectively - are expected to increase to approximately 500, 1,000 and 12,500 persons per square kilometer by 2050.
The population density of the built-up urban areas of metropolitan Lagos is almost suffocating, at nearly 20,000 persons per square kilometer. As a result, says Environment-Nigeria, "Residents live in what are called 'face-me-I-face-you' single rooms with shared kitchen, bathroom and toilet facilities.
A student responds, "One square kilometer." Accepting this answer, the teacher points out again that they can base the calculation on the number of persons per square kilometer. She then summarizes with, "Population divided by area equals population per square kilometer" and writes this statement on the chalkboard.

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