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Spatial Patterns of Urbanization in Uttarakhand, 2011


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Uttarakhand is one of the hilly state of India comprising 0.8 per cent of total urban population of the country. According to Census, 2011 Uttarakhand has 30.23 per cent total urban population. The urbanization in hill areas can easily be identified with moderate growth rate and highly uneven distribution of population. In this paper an effort has been made to examine spatial pattern of urbanization in hill state of Uttarakhand. The data of different aspects of urbanization have been picked from Town Directory and Primary Census Abstract, 2011 published by Directorate of Census Operations, Uttarakhand. The study shows the uneven distribution of urban population. Three districts of Uttarakhand viz. Dehradun, Hardwar and Udham Singh Nagar have more than half of the states urban population. Whereas, lowest urban population is found in Bageshwar and Rudraprayag district