AP Human Geography : Edge Cities

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Edge Cities

Cities that exist on the fringes of larger cities, that act as regional hubs for recreation, business, or other commercial activity are known as __________.

Possible Answers:

border cities

dot cities

edge cities

node cities

fringe cities

Correct answer:

edge cities


The term “edge city” is a relatively new term in the parlance of American urban geography. It refers to a type of city that has arisen very recently in a comparatively short space of time. The city exists on the fringes of a larger city and acts as a regional hub for recreation, business, or other commercial activity for the suburban population of the larger city.

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