INTERACTIONS BETWEEN HUMAN SETTLEMENTS AND GEOMORPHOLOGY IN HUȘI DEPRESSION, NE ROMANIA
1 Faculty of History and Geography, “Ştefan cel Mare” University from Suceava, Romania, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
ABSTRACT. – Interactions between Human Settlements and Geomorphology in Huși Depression, NE Romania. The present paper analyses the way in which terrain morphology influences the typology and distribution of human settlements in the depression basin of Huşi, landforms being one of the main factors conditioning the location and development of localities. Also, the habitable space of the depression has been analyzed by using some mathematic and statistical indicators computed for the administrative units in this geographical area. Such are the indices regarding settlement dispersion, centrality and concentration. Thus in the study area one notices an unequal dispersion of the settlements, with large surfaces lacking habitation in the central part of the depression, a large percentage of small localities with a subsistence agricultural economy and a reduced degree of urbanization. The only town is Huşi, which offers low economic dynamics to the rural settlements in the depression.
Keywords: Huşi Depression, geomorphology, human settlements, dispersion, centrality