Monday, July 16, 2007

A Primate City?

Found this definition on Wikipedia: "A primate city is a major city that works as the financial, political, and population center of a country and is not rivaled in any of these aspects by any other city in that country. Normally, a primate city must be at least twice as populous as the second largest city in the country. The presence of a primate city in a country usually indicates an imbalance in development — usually a progressive core, and a lagging periphery, on which the primate city depends for labor and other resources."

1 comment:

cktirumalai said...

A primate city is new to me but then English, like other languages, undergoes constant evolution. The word normally makes one think of monkeys and apes but in Britain the Primate of the Anglican Church, the Archbishop of Canterbury, is its head.

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