GEOGRAPHICAL RESEARCH ›› 2013, Vol. 32 ›› Issue (10): 1912-1922.doi: 10.11821/dlyj201310014

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Study on the spatial pattern and influencing factors of population urbanization of Dongting Lake area

WANG Yali, PENG Baofa, XION Jianxing, ZHANG Hui   

  1. College of Resources and Environment and Tourism Hunan University of Arts and Science, Changde 415000, Hunan, China
  • Received:2013-04-25 Revised:2013-08-12 Online:2013-10-10 Published:2013-10-10

Abstract: The lake basin of Dongting Lake area with water inside is different from normal plain areas in the social and economic spatial structure.Based on the county data from the Sixth National Population Census in 2010,this article carries out spatial analyses of population urbanization levels of counties in this region and draws a conclusion that population urbanization levels of Dongting Lake area presents an obvious concentric ribbon structure.Regression and correlation analyses between population urbanization levels and the other 12 indices of socioeconomic development,traffic location and resources environment show that the difference of economic structure is the direct cause for the formation of spatial pattern of urbanization,and that economic development and agricultural industrialization have a great effect on spatial pattern of urbanization of Dongting Lake area.In addition,traffic score and economic location affect urbanization levels mainly by economic restructuring and investment in fixed assets.Above all,difference of terrain structure is the natural foundation of formation of spatial structure of population urbanization of the Dongting Lake area.

Key words: Dongting Lake area, population urbanization, spatial pattern, terrain structure