Las Vegas sprawl
This Flock-1 image, acquired on 16 August 2015, shows part of Las Vegas, in the United States of America.
Although it is sometimes considered the poster child for urban sprawl, Las Vegas is the 5th most dense urban area in the United States. The area has a population density of 4,525 people per square mile, compared to 5,319 in the New York City area and 4,442 in Miami. Although Las Vegas and other western cities have comparatively small urban cores, suburban development in the west is more concentrated than in the east.
The area pictured in this image is Spring Valley, which was established in the 1980s and predominantly consists of houses. It is located in the western part of the Las Vegas area.
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Credit: Planet Labs Inc. 2015 - Additional editing and text by the eoPortal team