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Write a short note. Comparison of urbanisation in Brazil and India - Geography

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Comparison of urbanisation in Brazil and India

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  • The growth of urbanisation: The growth of urbanisation in India has been slow as compared to Brazil.
  • More urbanisation:
  1. The southern part of India is more urbanised than the northern part. The urbanisation in Goa is 62%, while in Delhi it is more than 80%. Moreover, urbanisation is more in the states of Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Kerala.
  2. In Brazil, the rate of urbanisation is high in South and South-east with Sao Paulo emerging as a major, metropolitan and industrial area. States like Sao Paulo, Goias, Minas Gerais have more urban population than states in the North.
  • Less urbanisation:
  1. In India, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Rajasthan are some of the states with low levels of urbanisation.
  2. While in Brazil, in Amazon Basin and Brazilian Highlands, as population is less, urbanisation is also less. However, urbanisation has occurred in Manaus because it is a port on the confluence of the River Negro and the River Amazon.
Concept: Urbanisation in India
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