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Old 09-16-2008, 05:00 PM
 
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according to a new report. England is now the most crowded country in Europe beating the Netherlans by a hair? so what is your take on the new report?


BBC NEWS | UK | England | England 'most crowded in Europe'
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Old 09-16-2008, 10:42 PM
 
Location: England/Wales
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It`s a little misleading. In some areas it`s highly concentrated. It has to be remembered around 30% of the English population is confined to 30 cities and towns. You`d see a different picture if you lived in my area. It would be possible to walk all day and not see another soul. Just the way I like it..., and the majority of the country is like that for those that don`t live in high concentration areas. Especially like those in the SE...
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Old 09-17-2008, 02:38 AM
 
Location: The Silver State (from the UK)
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Netherlands?? I read somewhere else (the independent I think), that Germany was the most populated, and would be overtaken by the UK in 2020, when our population would swell to around 77m.
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Old 09-17-2008, 04:31 AM
 
Location: England/Wales
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Netherlands?? I read somewhere else (the independent I think), that Germany was the most populated, and would be overtaken by the UK in 2020, when our population would swell to around 77m.
Possible those figures were for population and not population density..According to these we were in front of both, on density, 3 yrs ago. I suppose it shows how the figures ebb and flow from year to year...For us to overtake Germany with a UK population of 77m an awful lot of people would have to leave Germany...

Add...Figures are for UK and not just England..So comparisons will be a little out..


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Old 09-17-2008, 06:02 AM
 
Location: in purgurtory in London
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I had to be in East London this morning and was just overwhelmed by the density. The cars on the road and the people. I felt like I was suffocating. I dread to think of 10 years from now.
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Old 09-17-2008, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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Very interesting. My first guess would have been India. The Netherlands surprises me, too. For some reason I never thought of the Scandanavian countries as being crowded, so I learned something for sure.
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Old 09-17-2008, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Singapore
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I always thought Malta was the most crowded in europe but it wouldn't supprise me if England took the title now or soon just look at the shody housing going up (well before the credit crunch) where ever a space more than likely cheap tacky housing would be built and the roads cant cope with no room to park cars because of houses cramed together but lack of room or thought.
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Old 09-17-2008, 03:02 PM
 
Location: England/Wales
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While people keep thinking South of Watford is the Eutopia I`ll be very content indeed..

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Old 09-19-2008, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Bethesda
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Very interesting. My first guess would have been India. The Netherlands surprises me, too. For some reason I never thought of the Scandanavian countries as being crowded, so I learned something for sure.
Sure, India is very populous, but it has so much more land area than any European country-lowering its density. And the Netherlands isn't in Scandanavia-but you were right to guess they aren't crowded.
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Old 09-20-2008, 06:49 AM
 
Location: England/Wales
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An extract from one of the comments to the article...

""Last year I went to an exhibition at the Tate Modern in London called Global Cities. One of the surprising facts was that almost half of Greater London (46%) consists of open and recreational space. In Los Angeles, only 10% of the city is allocated to green open spaces. In Tokyo, less than 5%.
In his Book 'Who owns Britain?', the author Kevin Cahill claims that less than 10% of land in Britain is urbanised. This claim was repeated in a BBC Two documentary presented by Peter Snow and his son Dan Snow about the very same subject.""

BBC NEWS | The Reporters | Mark Easton's UK
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