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conurbation in Geography topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishconurbationcon‧ur‧ba‧tion /ˌkɒnɜːˈbeɪʃən $ ˌkɑːnɜːr-/ noun [countable] formal  SGa group of towns that have spread and joined together to form an area with a high population, often with a large city as its centre
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conurbationIt failed to create a genuinely corporate approach towards the problems of a single, major conurbation.However, their potential implications for the major conurbations merits their inclusion here.The older conurbations, cores tend to accommodate larger proportions of the unemployed.From that moment, it was doomed to become a huge, sprawling, one-story conurbation, hopelessly dependent on the automobile.These engulfed some older villages, such as Gosforth, which are now smaller shopping centres within the conurbation.The other factor was the need to cater for population moving out of the Tyneside conurbation.North Shields and Cramlington are both parts of the Tyneside conurbation.Despite its physical separation from the continuously built up conurbation, Cramlington is now socially a part of Tyneside.