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Los motores de la aglomeración en España

Geografía versus historia

Social Sciences > Demography

This working paper focuses on the influence of two classical engines of population agglomeration: geography versus history. Geography is identified by two co-ordinates: coastal position and altitude. The prominence of history is also captured by two characteristics: the initial size of the municipalities, and the condition of being the administrative centre of the area.

Our reference is census population data for Spanish municipalities for the period 1900-2001. The eleven censuses have been homogenised according to the municipal structure of the 2001 census.