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dO you LiVE in A BaNAna?: 11/12/2018 17:58:29


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https://www.reddit.com/r/MapPorn/comments/7n827c/european_transnational_megalopolises_chains_of/

The bananas are the regions of dense European population. As an American, i find this hilarious that you call your densely populated regions bananas.

In would sound less ridiculous to call them "belts". Like instead of Golden Banana, you should call it the "European Sun Belt" or "Romance Sun Belt" or "Golden Belt" or something like that.

Edited 11/12/2018 18:04:18
dO you LiVE in A BaNAna?: 11/12/2018 18:44:37


Rikku
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Literally never heard of the term TBH. Sounds like something a bunch of homosexuals would make up desu.
dO you LiVE in A BaNAna?: 11/12/2018 18:51:36


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^

Also, it's extremely forced LMAO. Megalopolis reaching from Gdańsk through central Poland, Tatry, Moravia and Austria to Slovenia?? 10/10 geography.

Edited 11/12/2018 18:54:00
dO you LiVE in A BaNAna?: 11/12/2018 19:44:16


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These are very forced, but also never heard of them. Good to know I live in a blue Banana that basically covers half of Europe.
dO you LiVE in A BaNAna?: 11/12/2018 20:24:52


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I live in a strawberry
dO you LiVE in A BaNAna?: 11/12/2018 21:24:25


THE TungstenTrex
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I live in a society
dO you LiVE in A BaNAna?: 11/13/2018 02:04:58


Rogue NK
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"The French geographer Roger Brunet, who wished to subdivide Europe into "active" and "passive" spaces, developed the concept of a West European "backbone" in 1989. He made reference to an urban corridor of industry and services stretching from northern England to northern Italy. Brunet did not see it as a new discovery, but as something easily predictable to anyone with "a little bit of intelligence and a feel for spatial properties."

He saw the Blue Banana as the development of historical precedents, e.g. known trade routes, or as the consequence of the accumulation of industrial capital. In his analysis, Brunet excluded the Paris urban area and other French conurbations because of the French economic insularity. His aim was a greater economic integration in Europe, but he felt that France had lost this connection in the 17th century. France, in his view, lost its links to the corridor as a result of its persecution of minorities (viz. the Huguenots) and excessive centralisation in Paris. Later versions do, however, include Paris.

Large population centres, e.g. Randstad, the Ruhr and Manchester, developed with the Industrial Revolution and further development would occur in areas that lay between these powerhouses."
dO you LiVE in A BaNAna?: 11/13/2018 02:10:07


Tac(ky)tical
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my names is james and i live in a peach

edit: Hellas > Bacon

Edited 11/13/2018 02:10:23
dO you LiVE in A BaNAna?: 11/13/2018 20:15:03


OxTheAutist
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i'd love to know the economic or geographical force that links Milan to the Isle of Anglesey
dO you LiVE in A BaNAna?: 11/14/2018 04:48:05


Жұқтыру
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As an American, i find this hilarious that you call your densely populated regions bananas.


im eritrean we call our region ertra or eritrea
dO you LiVE in A BaNAna?: 11/15/2018 22:41:21


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ETA: No, but I lIvE iN A sOcIEtY

Belts aren't strictly high population areas. It's really just the Sun Belt (where everyone with disposable income moved after WW2 with intensification in the 1970s during/after the oil crisis) and the Rust Belt (where they moved away from, except for African-Americans who tended to still move northward and get segregated by discriminatory housing policy).

We really just have one megalopolis- Mega-City One, er, Boswash. American population density is about half that of Europe, and we've got all this sparsely inhabited land west of the Mississippi all the way to California. I don't think this is a good comparison.

Edited 11/15/2018 23:01:52
dO you LiVE in A BaNAna?: 11/16/2018 09:12:00


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Green Banana, best banana.
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