Chorology (from Greek χῶρος, khōros, "place, space"; and -λογία, -logia) can mean

  • the study of the causal relations between geographical phenomena occurring within a particular region
  • the study of the spatial distribution of organisms.
The goal of the chorological point of view is to know the character of regions and places through comprehension of the existence together and interrelations among different realms of reality and their varied manifestations, and to comprehend the earth surface as a whole in its actual arrangement in continents, larger and smaller regions, and places.Alfred Hettner

In geography, the term was first used by Strabo. In the twentieth century, Richard Hartshorne worked on that notion again.[1] The term was popularized by Ferdinand von Richthofen, uncle of Manfred von Richthofen (aka the "Red Baron").[2]

See also


  1. ^ "Place, A Short Introduction", Tim Cresswell
  2. ^ GEO 466/566: The Profession of Geography

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  • Chorology — Cho*rol o*gy, n. [Gr. ? place + logy.] (Biol.) The science which treats of the laws of distribution of living organisms over the earth s surface as to latitude, altitude, locality, etc. [1913 Webster] Its distribution or chorology. Huxley. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • chorology — study of the processes governing natural geographical distribution …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • chorology — n. [Gr. choros, place; logos, discourse] The science dealing with the geographical distribution of organisms; zoogeography …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • chorology — science of the geographic description of anything Sciences and Studies …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • chorology — cho·rol·o·gy …   English syllables

  • chorology — /kəˈrɒlədʒi/ (say kuh roluhjee) noun the branch of geography that deals with the systematic description and analysis of the geographical distribution of organisms in regions. {choro (combining form of Greek choros place) + logy} –chorologist,… …   Australian English dictionary

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