Q5. WHICH OF THE REGIONS OF THE WORLD, WITH REFERENCE TO POPULATION, RESOURCES AND TECHNOLOGY ARE ALMOST UNPOPULATED? EXPLAIN.
WHICH REGIONS OF THE WORLD ARE NEARLY UNPOPULATED AND WHY? HIGHLIGHTING THE REASONS INDICATE.
“THE AREAS WITH SEVERE WEATHER AND CLIMATE ARE ALMOST UNPOPULATED”. DISCUSS THE UNPOPULATED REGIONS OF THE WORLD.
It is revealed by analyzing the world, with reference to distribution and density of population that 45 per cent of the total area of rand is unpopulated or where the density of population is less than one person per sqr. Km. The basic reason fact is that these regions are either extremely hot or severely cold or marshy or mountainous or upheaval. Nothing can be produced for living on such lands therefore, they are unpopulated.
The areas which are extremes in climate, the people can’t bear the hardships of climate therefore, such regions remain unpopulated. The people, due to scattered population, do not have the opportunity for exchange of thoughts therefore, technology also remains undeveloped. If by chance any thing is invented in these regions, the people may decide to settle there but they will have to import food stuffs to cater their food requirements.
Those regions also remain unpopulated where snow falls for the whole of the year because living is not possible at such places. Tundra is located in the South of Arctic where the temperature remains much below freezing point for the whole of the year. A few wandering tribes are found here which do not live at a particular place permanently. They survive on hunting and forests. There is the abundance of Coniferous Forests in the South of Tundra. The winter is very sever here. During summer temperature, no doubt, remains high but this season is extremely short. This is the reason that this region is almost free from cultivation.
The area from Central Asia to Sahara in Africa from Takla to Makan can provide bare necessities of life to a few wandering tribes. The same is the situation of Western Australia, Kala Han, Attaka and Pantagonia that these regions are almost unpopulated. Amazon Valley is not only marshy but also moist and hot therefore, does not suit to human population. Some people live here who either hunt or survive on fruits and vegetable collection from the jungles. Mountainous ranges of Himalaya and rocky ranges of Alps also extend challenge to human population and are tint worth living.