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  1. What are the specific differences between an agglomeration, a megalopolis, and a megalopolis?

    Megalopolis consists of several conjoined agglomerations.

    An agglomeration is a cluster of smaller settlements around a large city that are connected by pendulum migration connections. Example: Moscow agglomeration, Greater Paris agglomeration, etc.

    Megalopolises. The largest in the world: The Rhine-Ruhr in Western Europe. The Rhine River Valley is essentially one continuous city, consisting of many conjoined settlements, including rural ones. A special feature of this megalopolis: it is located on the territory of several countries-Germany (the western part in the industrial district of the RUHR), France (the eastern part (Alsace)), Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and a piece of Switzerland (canton of Basel).

    One of the world's largest megalopolises is located in Japan called Tokaido (from Tokyo in the north to Kyoto in the south of the country).

    There are three large megalopolises in the United States: Boswash in the east (from Boston in the north to Washington in the south) with the center in New York; Chipits in the Big Lakes region (Chicago-Pittsburgh) and San San in the west in California from San Francisco in the north to San Diego in the south with the center in Los Angeles.

    There is not a single fully formed megalopolis in Russia yet. A megalopolis is gradually forming along the Moscow-Vladimir-Nizhny Novgorod line.

    Agglomerations in Russia, according to various estimates, range from 10 to 15. The two largest ones are Moscow and St. Petersburg.

    There is no such thing as a megapolis. So they sometimes say, meaning “megalopolis”.

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