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Title:The Emergence of Intermediate and Small Towns in Several Countries of French Speaking Tropical Africa
Author:Mainet, Guy
Year:1991
Periodical:African Urban Quarterly (ISSN 0747-6108)
Volume:6
Issue:3-4
Period:August-November
Pages:192-198
Language:English
Geographic terms:Senegal
Ivory Coast - Côte d'Ivoire
Cameroon
Africa
Subjects:urbanization
Urbanization and Migration
small towns
urban development
Abstract:The French-speaking countries of tropical Africa are urbanizing at a very fast level and the number of urban centres with more than 500,000 inhabitants is growing rapidly. An examination of the urban phenomenon in Ivory Coast, Senegal and Cameroon reveals diversification - polycentrism in Cameroon, centralization and macrocephaly in Senegal and Ivory Coast - and a slowdown in the growth of the metropolis in times of crisis. Sum.
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