Spatial analysis of the urban dominance of the cities of Anbar province Study in the geography of cities

Abstract

This study aims to analyze urban hegemony in the urban system network in Anbar Governorate as it represents one of the main problems that most urban systems suffer in third world countries. Population size has been adopted as an indicator to measure dominance despite the drawback of it being the absence of other important aspects of measurement Economic, social, political, etc., may be vocabulary that causes hegemony and population concentration in a city and not others, however most studies related to this topic are based on the size index. Here in this study, the Rank-Size Rule, the Mehta Index, the Dominance Index, or the Four Cities Index, in addition to the Dominance Ratio Index or the Two-City Index, were approved.