Hierarchical levels and settlement systems in the hill region from North-Western Romania : the hills of Silvania

Nicoara, Liviu and Dombay, István: Hierarchical levels and settlement systems in the hill region from North-Western Romania : the hills of Silvania. Acta climatologica, (34-35). pp. 109-117. (2001)

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On the basis of the factors which characterize a settlement and influence its evolution (the category of settlement (rural or urban), all types of social-economic potential, the position within the settlement systems, the administrative function) we highlighted five hierarchical levels of settlement within the Hills of Silvania - two belonging to the urban category and three to the rural one: middle- size towns, small towns, intercommunal centres, communal centres and simple rural settlements (which include villages and hamlets). The vertical structure includes the horizontal one (in the field). Going out from the links existing between the components of the settlement network and those of the superior polarizing centres, we identified parts which belong to larger settlement systems, polarized by four country residences which include the hills of Crasna and which reveal the dominant external direction of flows formed here. The settlement system of ZalSu is the most important system within this region and it comprises subsystems centred on the four cities of Salaj Country anmd of Sarma$ag subsystem.The system polarized by Oradea comprises the south-western part, together with the Margita and Sácuieni subsystems (and a small part of Suplacu de BarcSu). The settlement system from Satu-Mare County includes TS$nad, Poiana Codrului and Colinele Codrului subsystems', the latter being directly attracted by SatuMare. The subsystem from Piemontul Codrului and Ulmeni is integrated within the settlement system polarized by Baia Mare.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Acta climatologica
Date: 2001
Volume: 34-35
Page Range: pp. 109-117
ISSN: 0563-0614
Language: angol
Uncontrolled Keywords: Románia, Földrajztudomány, Helytörténet
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: 117. p.; Összefoglalás; Summary
Date Deposited: 2016. Oct. 15. 14:10
Last Modified: 2018. Jun. 04. 13:29
URI: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/16865

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