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dc.contributor.authorCIEŚLIK, Andrzej
dc.contributor.authorTERESIŃSKI, Jan Karol
dc.date.accessioned2019-03-01T14:53:16Z
dc.date.available2019-03-01T14:53:16Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationMiscellanea geographica, 2016, Vol. 20, No. 4, pp. 5-10
dc.identifier.issn0867-6046
dc.identifier.issn2084-6118en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1814/61446
dc.descriptionFirst Online: 30 Jan 2017
dc.description.abstractIn this paper we study Zipf's law, which postulates that the product of a city's population and its rank (the number of cities with a larger or equal population) is constant for every city in a given region. We show that the empirical literature indicates that the law may not always hold, although its general form, the rank-size rule, could be a good first approximation of city size distribution. We perform our own empirical analysis of the distribution of the population of Polish cities on the largest possible sample to find that Zipf's law is rejected for Poland as the city sizes are less evenly distributed than it predicts.
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherDe Gruyter Openen
dc.relation.ispartofMiscellanea geographica
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/
dc.subjectZipf's law
dc.subjectRank-size rule
dc.subjectCity size distribution
dc.subjectPoland
dc.subjectCity size distributionen
dc.subjectParetoen
dc.subjectTailen
dc.titleDoes Zipf's law hold for Polish cities?
dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.doi10.1515/mgrsd-2016-0020
dc.identifier.volume20
dc.identifier.startpage5
dc.identifier.endpage10
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dc.identifier.issue4
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