Settlement Patterns

  • Barry Floyd


We should now take a closer look at the geographical patterns created by the association of residential buildings in Eastern Nigeria; first on a topographic scale when the arrangement of individual homes in hamlets, quarters and villages in the rural areas may be studied, then at the regional level when areas of different types of communities, dispersed or compact, continuous or isolated, etc., may be identified and mapped. It will also be necessary to examine briefly the settlement patterns of the major urban areas.


Settlement Pattern Niger Delta Rural Settlement Residential District Major Urban Area 
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    G. I. Jones, ‘Ibo Land Tenure’, Africa, xix (1949), p. 311.Google Scholar
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    W. B. Morgan, ‘Settlement Patterns of the Eastern Region of Nigeria’, The Nigerian Geographical Journal, i (1957), p. 29.Google Scholar
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    W. B. Morgan, ‘The “Grassland Towns” of the Eastern Region of Nigeria’, Transactions and Papers of the Institute of British Geographers, xxiii (1957), pp. 213–24.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    R. K. Udo, ‘Disintegration of Nucleated Settlement in Eastern Nigeria’, Geographical Review, vol. lv, No. 1 (Jan. 1965), pp. 53–67.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Barry Floyd 1969

Authors and Affiliations

  • Barry Floyd
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  1. 1.University of NigeriaNsukkaNigeria

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