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Type Journal Article - International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research
Title Urban Population Growth Trends in Jordan (2014-2044)
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Volume 3
Issue 10
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2012
URL http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.302.2833&rep=rep1&type=pdf
Abstract
The present study aimed at determining the main trends of population growth in Jordan. It also attempted to reveal any potential variance among the rates of population growth in urban centers in addition to draw comparisons in between through measuring the rate of ten years up to 2044, taking the results of the last two censuses of 1994 and 2004 into consideration. The population growth rates were estimated by making use of the exponential equation. Besides, (Zipf) Rule was applied in order to determine both rank and size of the first cities in Jordan. For the purpose of clarification, the appropriate explanatory diagrams were provided. The study used the descriptive analytical method. The main findings indicated that the city of Amman would remain the first dominant city until 2044 in terms of the urban sector in Jordan. The study found out that the center territory of Jordan is regarded as an attracting point for people followed by the cities of Irbid and Zarqa.

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