Maharashtra State BoardHSC Arts 12th Board Exam
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Differentiate between : Land use and Land cover - Geography

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Distinguish Between

Differentiate between :

Land use and Landcover

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Land Use

Land Cover

(i) Land use describes the use of land by people for different activities, such as recreation, housing, agriculture, educational institutes, etc.

(i) Land cover describes the physical surface covering the land such as forest rock, ice, sand, water, etc.

(ii) For example, in any city, people may use some land for housing, some for recreation, some for sports ground, etc.

(ii) For example, in any area land may be covered by natural factors such as vegetation, river, sand dune, snow-covered mountain, etc.

(iii) Land use may change from place to place depending upon the type of land and need for the people.

(iii) Land cover is a natural factor it hardly changes unless man purposefully makes changes in it.

(iv) Land use cannot be studied by the satellite imagery alone.

(iv) Land cover can be studied by satellite imagery.

Concept: Land Use
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Balbharati Geography 12th Standard HSC Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 3 Human Settlements and Land Use
Exercise Q.5 | Q 1 | Page 29
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