Spatial Distribution of Market Centers

Morshedul Islam

Abstract


The present study is attempt to find out the location pattern, distribution and their sphere of influences of market centers in Rangpur City Corporation, Bangladesh. Analysis or investigation shows that, at about all of the market centers are located in the center of Rangpur and in the residential area of Rangpur. The maximum 67% market centers are found in the high income residential area. Rangpur City Corporation, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics and survey of Bangladesh provided the maps, reports and relevant documents of the study. The spatial dispersion pattern of market centers is clustered together at one place 0.33(Nearest Neighbor Index value, R) found in the study area. Geographical Information System (GIS) and other software also used to analyze the maps and diagrams. Investigation refers that, market of Rangpur city have a clustered pattern and different levels of market centers found on the bases of centrality scores. By this centrality scores or levels, found the variation of influencing spheres of market centers in Rangpur City.

Key Words: Market, Location, Distribution pattern, High income residential, Nearest, Neighbor Index, Geographical Information System.

 https://doi.org/10.21632/irjbs.10.3.135-146 


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