Geographia Polonica (2012) vol. 84, iss. 2

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Conceptions of an urban agglomeration and a metropolitan areain Poland

Teresa Czyż

Geographia Polonica (2012) vol. 84, iss. 2, pp. 5-17
doi: https://doi.org/10.7163/GPol.2011.2.1

Abstract

The aim of this article is to present the conception of an ubran agglomeration and that of a metropolitan area in geography and physical planning as approached by Polish authors. Special attention ia paid to relations holding between those conceptions, which are consdered in terms of the morpological and the functional structure of a large city.

Keywords: urban agglomeration, metropolitan area, high-order functions, networks of international links, Poland

Teresa Czyż, Institute of Socio-Economic Geography and Space Economy, Adam Mickiewicz University, Fredry 10, 61-701 Poznań, Poland