A conurbation is a region comprising a number of cities, large towns, and other urban areas that, through population growth and physical expansion, have merged to form one continuous urban or industrially developed area.
In Nigeria, Lagos is a conurbation formed through the merged development of the initial Lagos city area with other cities and towns, such as Ikeja, Ojo, along with various suburban communities like Agege, Alimosho, Ifako-Ijaiye, Kosofe, Mushin, Oshodi and Shomolu
i) Midlandton in England
ii) Ruhr in Germany
i) Lack of proper infrastructural facilities and civic amenities to cater to the entire population.
ii) There is increase in urban slum and squatter settlements
iii) There is traffic congestion and severe environmental degradation
iv) Administration of the entire area in an efficient manner becomes a problem.
i) Much concenttration should go to these areas in providing adequate civic amenities since the area is largely occupied
ii) Good settlement planning and low cost housing should be provided to these areas
iii) Expansion of roads and addition of more roads to reduce traffic congestion
iv) Effective administration should be provided to those region.
i)Deliberate effort should be made towards the expansion of the rail network in order to generate growth in the economy
ii)Efforts should be geared towards improvement of the efficiency of the rail network
iii)Government should make capital available to railway authorities to enhance efficiency
iv)Training and retraining of personnel should be undertaken from time to time
v)There should be regular maintenance of rail facilities eg track, coaches, engines to increase efficiency
i) Cultivation is mainly for subsistence.
ii) Farming depends mainly on family labour.
iii) The land is abandoned when the yields decline.
i) It helps used land to get back all lost nutrients and as long as no damage occurs, therefore.
ii) It saves a wide range of resources and provides nutrients because a small area is usually cleared and the burned vegetation offers many nutrients
iii) It helps to ensure more productivity and sustainability of agriculture
i) It can easily lead to deforestation because when soil fertility is exhausted, farmers move on and clear another small area of the forest
ii) It can easily cause soil erosion and desertification
iii) It restricts the intensity of land use
iv) It easily leads to loss of biodiversity
i)A great circle is the shortest path between two points along the surface of a sphere.
ii)A great circle is the intersection of the surface with a plane passing through the center of the planet.
iii)They cross successive meridians at different angles.
i)Great circle are of importance to navigation and aviation.
ii)The shortest route between any two places is along the arc of the great circle which passes through them.
iii)Ships crossing the vast oceans and aircrafts follow the Great circle route in order to save fuel and time.