Classifications, definitions and concepts of locality in Africa

Problems pertaining to the definition and classification of rural and urban localities in sub-Saharan Africa are discussed. There is a lack of uniformity in the usage of the concept of locality, which has created problems for mappers, enumerators and census statisticians. The definition of a locality as ‘a distinct population cluster in which the inhabitants live in neighbouring living quarters and which has a name or a locally recognised status’ is highly recommended. Ann., notes, French sum. p. 94.

Title: Classifications, definitions and concepts of locality in Africa
Author: Anonymous
Year: 1984
Periodical: Statistical information bulletin for Africa
Issue: 16
Pages: 85-93
Language: English
Geographic term: Africa
Abstract: Problems pertaining to the definition and classification of rural and urban localities in sub-Saharan Africa are discussed. There is a lack of uniformity in the usage of the concept of locality, which has created problems for mappers, enumerators and census statisticians. The definition of a locality as ‘a distinct population cluster in which the inhabitants live in neighbouring living quarters and which has a name or a locally recognised status’ is highly recommended. Ann., notes, French sum. p. 94.