Volume 4, Issue 1, March 2019, Page: 5-9
Regionalization of Bangladesh: A Key to Identify Regional Disparities of the Pattern of Population Distribution
Aftabun Nahar, Department of Urban & Regional Planning, Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Sumaia Kashem, Department of Urban & Regional Planning, Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Anutosh Das, Department of Urban & Regional Planning, Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Received: Dec. 22, 2018;       Accepted: Jan. 28, 2019;       Published: Feb. 27, 2019
DOI: 10.11648/j.larp.20190401.12      View  260      Downloads  31
Abstract
Bangladesh is a populous country in the world. Nowadays, urbanization takes the form of rapid growth of urban population. As a result, population density is being increased that influences average household size. This paper attempts to understand the key issues related to the population distribution. The purpose of the study is delineation of the formal region based on the population density, growth rate and average household size in context of sixty four districts of Bangladesh. The data are collected from Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS), 2011. It analyzes the status of the regions which are fixed by Composite Index method. Among three classification methods, Mean-SD method is used to classify the region. Because, more symmetrical shape of histogram of normal distribution is found in Mean-SD method. It arranges the distribution of population within the 64 districts from high populated to low populated region which represents the actual population scenario of Bangladesh such as Dhaka, Narayanganj are high populated and Rangamati, Khagrachari, Barguna, Pirojpur are in the low populated region. This study gives a scope for future development of region and will be helpful for provision of facilities according to the ranking.
Keywords
Formal Region, Population Density, Growth Rate, Average Household Size, Regionalization
To cite this article
Aftabun Nahar, Sumaia Kashem, Anutosh Das, Regionalization of Bangladesh: A Key to Identify Regional Disparities of the Pattern of Population Distribution, Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning. Vol. 4, No. 1, 2019, pp. 5-9. doi: 10.11648/j.larp.20190401.12
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