Population-Resource Regions: Why tropical monsoon region is densely populated in comparison to the equatorial region?
Published: December 8, 2016
The equatorial, hot, wet climate is found between 5 to 10 degree north and south of the equator. The equatorial regions are generally sparsely populated. The reason is mainly due to heavy downpour, gloomy wet forests, humid conditions and dangerous wildlife.
The tropical monsoon region is found in the zones between 5° and 30° latitudes on either side of the equator. These areas are the tropical monsoon lands with on-shore wet monsoons in the summer and off-shore dry monsoons in the winter. The characteristic features of this region are that the temperature is comparatively high throughout the year, and there are two clearly marked wet and dry seasons. The main cause for seasonal Climate is the differential rate of heating of land and sea.
Due to the favourable conditions offered by tropical monsoon climate, there is dense population in these regions.
Population-Resource regions indicate the concentration of population in a region due to availability of resources for survival in that region. The tropical monsoon climate are blessed with higher population due to the positive population resource factor available in this region.
Model Questions Category: 022 - Salient Features of Worlds Physical Geography