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Why are most large cities found near bodies of water?

Why are most large cities found near bodies of water?

 
 
 
 

Grade:12

5 Answers

Vikas TU
14149 Points
6 years ago
Because rivers and coastlines make water transportation EASY and more quicker than roads, so it stands to reason cities will be on coasts and rivers---and especially where rivers meet and rivers meet coastlines so there are even MORE water routes to more places.
Vikas TU
14149 Points
6 years ago
Water makes transportation easier, so it facilities the movement of material, goods, and people. 

Also water ways were a means of exploring new lands and people settled along them as they moved into new locations.
Vikas TU
14149 Points
6 years ago
In history, water was used for transportation and trading. In cities that are by a lake, they use it that water for plumbing.
 
 
Adarsh
733 Points
6 years ago
For better transportation and trading via water ways
 
shubham sharda
361 Points
6 years ago
In the past, cities were built along rivers and lakes because of the convenience in having a nearby water supply. This enabled the farmers to grow much larger amounts of crops and raise more animals with less effort. From the financial standpoint of older civilizations, it was also much cheaper to build near water for agricultural purposes than it was to build structures similar to aquaducts. As time progressed and ships were used as the primary means of conveying goods, cities were located near rivers because it allowed them to trade massive amounts of goods compared to shipping them in caravans. This was of course before the invention of the steam engine and thusly, the locamotive. This has little bearing on the modern world as far as nations like Canada and the United States are concerned, but still affects smaller villages in hot climates that lie along the equator, in the Middle East and some parts of Australia.

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