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Examining The Evolution Of The Khuzestan Urban Population Using The Urban Primacy Indexes

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Mokhtar Karami, Rasol Sarvestan, Ali Mohammad Mansourzadeh



Ginsberg index Urban Primacy Index, Two City Index, Four City Index, Mehta’s Four City Index, Moomav and Alwosabi index, Shannon entropy and Khuzestan.



Examining the status of a city in the surrounding metropolitan area network not only helpful for Specialists to understand the ups and downs of city life and surrounding it ,but also can set the groundwork for hierarchical relationships settlements and planners for discipline the urban network is studied. Research to study the evolution of the urban population in Khuzestan province was conducted during the statistical period (1957-2012). The method is a descriptive and analytical study. To collect the data, in addition the study of literature, the Facts Sheet (the statistical yearbooks and census of population and housing censuses in all courses) has been used. Then to enter data and analysis it the Excel and Minitab software was used. Models used in this study are Ginsberg index, Urban Primacy Index, Two City Index, Four City Index, Mehta’s Four City Index, Moomav and Alwosabi. The results show that is balance between the parameters of the Urban Primacy Indexes in Khuzestan province since 1957 to 1977. The process of balancing continue and is destroy until the beginning of the Imposed war and the depletion of the population of cities and in 1987 the Urban Primacy Index reached its highest level and due to the problems of the war in Ahvaz it earns the highest the Urban Primacy Index. Since 1987, the Urban Primacy Index reduced and their balancing process continues until 2012 that this balancing process due to natural population growth since after 1997.



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