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PERCEPTION OF LOCAL GEOGRAPHICAL SPECIFICITY BY THE POPULATION OF PODOLIA

Oleksiy GNATIUK

Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine

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Abstract: 

The article reveals the perception of local geographical specificity by the population of Podolia. Attention is focused on five elements of the local geographical specificity: natural, historical and cultural monuments; prominent personalities; trademarks and producers of goods and services; the origin settlement names; figurative poetic names of settlements. The tasks were the following: to determine basic qualitative and quantitative parameters of regional image-geographical systems, to find the main regularities of their spatial organization, and, finally, to classify administrative-territorial units of the region according to the basic properties of image-geographic systems using specially worked out method. Analysis made it clear that the population of Podolia is characterized by a high level of reflection of the local geographic specificity. Local image-geographical systems from different parts of the region have different structure and level of development. In particular, image-geographical systems in Vinnytsia and Ternopil oblasts are well developed, stable and hierarchized, in Khmelnitskyi oblast it is just developing, dynamic and so quite unstable. To further disclosure the regularities and patterns of local geographical specificity perception, it is advisable to carry out case studies of image-geographic systems at the level of individual settlements.

Key words: 

territorial identity, local geographical specificity, geographic image

Language:

English

 

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17721/2413-7154/2015.71.88-99

Suggested citation: Gnatiuk, O. (2015). Perception of local geographical specificity by the population of Podolia. Ekonomichna ta Sotsialna Geografiya, 71, 88-99, https://doi.org/10.17721/2413-7154/2015.71.88-99.

Print ISSN: 2413-7154. Online ISSN: 2413-7553

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