growth rate of urban population
The greatest values вЂ‹вЂ‹of the ratio of population growth areas gravitating to the increase in urban centers in cities with a population of over 1 million for 1959-1979. reached in Moscow (56.4%), Donetsk (37.8%), Gorky (30,4%), while the lowest - in Moscow (4.6%), Omsk (6.7%), Kharkiv (10, 1%), Odessa (13.1%).
Displacement rate of growth of urban population gravitating to areas visible in the increase in their share relative to the largest city-center in 1979 compared to 1970 (Table 3). Attention is called to advance the growth of the specific ratio of gravitating areas of cities-millionaires, compared with a group of 500 thousand to 1000 thousand. Should also be noted that the growth of specific indicators in 1970-1979. followed them in some decline in the previous decade (1959-1970 years.).
Analysis of trends in population growth, large and major cities, their structural-territorial redistribution is important primarily in the context of the management of resettlement as a whole. In this regard, the importance is the regional dimension of the problem, in which the changing trends of population growth of large and major cities could be correlated with corresponding changes in the population growth of small and medium-sized cities. In order to identify the most striking trends has been deemed appropriate to compare the area with contrasting differences, the degree of concentration of population, density of settlements, infrastructure saturation area.
comparison of the data on the Donets-Pridneprovsk (high density values) and the Volga economic region (low density values), which are roughly the same number of large and major cities (10 in the first and 9 in the second) and the number living in them population, respectively 6,990 thousand and 6,310 thousand people, gave the following results.