TROPICAL GEOGRAPHY ›› 1995, Vol. 15 ›› Issue (3): 210-217.

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Li Wenling   

  1. Department of Geograplty, Guangzhou Education College 510030
  • Received:1995-03-01 Online:1995-07-30 Published:1995-07-30


Economic development and population agglomeration are two of the important indexes of determining urbanization,which not only depend on each other,but also impede mutually.GuangZhou's economy has developed rapidly since 1978,and the tendency of its population agglomeration and dispersion is people moving from the city proper to subordinate counies and from the old city proper to the new city proper.It shows that the continued and rapid economic develop ment would bring about the course of counter-urbanization in the extra-large city and urbanization in small cities which would in turn benefit the economic development.This urban system may give full play to the effect of key cities and to the superiority of regional resources.The necessity of forming the urban colony of Guangzhou is discussed in this paper.

Key words: Guangzhou City, Economic development, Population agglomeration, Urbanization, Urban colony