What is meant by land use pattern? Why is it important to study the land use pattern? List the factors influencing the utilisation of land.


Land is used for various purpose, such as cultivation of crops, building of houses, Construction of roads and railways, grazing of animals, etc. This is commonly known as land use pattern.

The study of land use pattern is important for economic planning of a nation. It helps assessing Shortcomings in the land utilisation.

The factors influencing the utilisation of land are climate, relief features, water bodies and soil.