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Sub-branches of Human Geography

Human geography focuses on how our activity affects Earth. It tries to understand processes about human populations, settlements, economics, transportation, recreation, and tourism. It also studies religion, politics, social and cultural traditions, human migration, agriculture, and urbanization.

Economic geographers study the way products are produced and distributed in markets, and how wealth is distributed in different regions.

Historical geographers look at how a place and the people that live there change over time.

Population geographers examine the distribution and growth rate of the population of an area, and how the people there migrate.

Medical geographers study the patterns of how diseases spread. This field includes pandemics, epidemics, common illnesses, general health care, and death.

Military geographers study how military facilities are distributed, and how troops can make the best use of their facilities to solve issues.

Political geographers investigate the organization of political structures and functions such as borders and voting systems.

Transportation geographers research existing public and private transportation networks and consider how to improve them.

Settlement geographers examine the environment where people live and how it changes over time and space.

Urban geographers study how cities develop and function, considering potential new locations for tiny villages that may grow into huge cities.


Source: Sub-branches of Human Geography
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