The aim of the article is to verify the spatial development of Kyrgyzstan and Vietnam in relation to their socio-economic development. Having used coefficient of variation and rank-size rule methods basing on the data gained from ETM+ Landsat images analysis it was stated that Kyrgyzstan's settlement and transport networks are theoretically underdeveloped in relation to the country's level of development and that in Vietnam they are much better developed than it could be expected. The environment conditions and past and recent politics could significantly modify the spatial development in the countries analysed.
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