The One Minute Geographer: Connecticut’s Urbanized Land

Jim Fonseca
4 min readFeb 2
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Connecticut is a good state to talk about the concept of urbanized land. Urbanized land or urbanized area is a very different concept from that of metropolitan areas. The combined territories of the 384 US Metropolitan areas take up almost half (47%) of the United States, so that figure makes it sound as if much of the country is somehow “filled up.” But, metropolitan areas are defined as…

Jim Fonseca

Geography professor (retired) writes The One Minute Geographer featuring This Fragile Earth. Top writer in Transportation and, in past months, Travel.