What are the factors that determine the changes in land use pattern

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Land use pattern reflects the usage of land for purposes like forests, for cultivation which is shown in net sown areas, area that is uncultivated, it also includes fallow land, land not available for cultivation. Land use pattern basically explains the physical characteristics land the purpose for which it is being used. 

Land use is determined by the following factors:

a Physical factors- Topography, relief features, climatic conditions, type of soil determines the land use pattern of a particular region.
b. Human factors- Factors like population density , level of development, technological capability also determines the land use pattern. For instance, land is used for non agricultural activities like  construction of buildings, for human settlement.


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