Regional Research of Russia

, Volume 2, Issue 2, pp 133–143 | Cite as

Cheboksary urban agglomeration: Delimitation and analysis

  • T. I. Selivanova
Urban Development


This paper presents the experience in synthesis of general network and monographic procedures in delimitation of urban agglomerations. The boundaries of the Cheboksary urban agglomeration marked by the general network-wide procedures developed at the Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences, were corrected with data on labor commuting and transport system services. The completely built-up zone and the area most closely cooperating with the central city were also identified. The study has shown that the area determined by statistical methods is larger than the real zone of Cheboksary influence, and, even within this zone, the intensity of interaction of territories with the core city is highly differentiated. Along with the correction of the boundaries, the differences in the coefficient of development resulting from different approaches used in its calculation are shown.


delimitation of urban agglomerations core city labor and student commuting transport accessibility administrative territorial transformations 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of GeographyRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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