The One Minute Geographer: Connecticut’s Urbanized Land

Jim Fonseca
4 min readFeb 2, 2023
Map from portal.ct.gov

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…

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Jim Fonseca

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