Geografie 1989, 94, 103-106

To the Correct Application of Statistical Delimitation of Towns in Geography

Antonín Vaishar, Jana Zapletalová

Geografický ústav ČSAV, Mendlovo nám. 1, 662 82 Brno, Czechia

The paper deals with the problems of the delimitation of the town and the country. It responds to a new distribution of rural und urban communities on the basis of an administrative approach. It stresses the fact that the geographical research of the settlement structure must start from the objectively existing settlement system units - "settlements", and not from "communities" - administratively subjected delimited units.