Analytical Study of Pyramidal Hierarchy of Urban Centers Case Study the Wilaya of Constantine

Dr. Saida Bahi, Dr. Dalal Farid, Pr. Ahmed Bousmaha
2022 International journal of innovative studies in sociology and humanities  
This paper aims to study the hierarchy of urban centers in the Wilaya of Constantine. The question of this research is how the urban residents are distributed and aggregated across different-sized cities in the period from 1966 to 2020. This question can be addressed by studying urban system or Zipf's law and focus on whether cities are evenly ranked by size. We have found that the urban system of the Wilaya of Constantine has a known and remarkable mutation over the last 54 years. Before 1987
more » ... he urban system of Constantine was characterized by the predominance of the city of Constantine and the array of small combinations. After 1987, a reverse trend is observed after the transfer of the demographic surplus from the first city of Constantine to the satellite cities. However, the urban system of the Wilaya is in harmony with the right adjustments and tendency towards balance.
doi:10.20431/2456-4931.071210 fatcat:3xcglukkvzaaddvqzjar6fh2mm