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.
KeywordsSettlement Pattern Niger Delta Rural Settlement Residential District Major Urban Area
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