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Choose the right A. Population density of 400 persons per sq km.

B. Presence of municipality, corporation, etc.

C. More than 75% of the population engaged in primary sector.

D. Population size of more than 5,000 persons.

Answer :

The census of India, 1991 defines urban settlements as “All places which have municipality, corporation, cantonment board (Option B) or notified town area committee and have a minimum population of 5000 persons (Option D), at least 75 per cent of male workers are engaged in non-agricultural pursuits ( Option C) and a density of population of at least 400 persons per square kilometers are urban (Option A). (p.2, Chapter 10, Fundamentals of Human Geography)

Hence, in the given question only option C. stands as not a criterion for definition of a town.

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