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The Geography of Population
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achieved activity agglomeration agricultural Alsace approximately Aquitaine areas Auvergne axis Basse-Normandie Bordeaux Brittany canal capital cent Clermont-Ferrand coal coalfield coastal commercial Common Market communications complex concentration construction contrast crops decentralization decline demographic density depopulation dominant eastern economic employed employment engineering established evolution expansion factors farming favourable Figure firms French function Garonne growth Havre hectares hydroelectricity importance improvement increased industrial inhabitants investment irrigation kilometres labour force Lacq land Languedoc largest Le Havre Loire Lorraine Lyon major manufacturing Marseille Massif Central migration million tons modern motorway nineteenth century Nord output Paris Basin Paris region Pas-de-Calais pattern Pays-de-la-Loire plain planning region Poitou-Charentes polyculture population densities port post-war problems production proportion recent refinery Régions Françaises result Revue Géogr Rhone rural depopulation rural population sector settlement social steel Strasbourg structure tertiary textiles tourism towns transport trend urban centres valley western France workers zone