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Determining Per capita Sports Sites in Golestan Province
Zynalabedin Fallah * 1, Bahman Tayebi2, Saeed Ghorbani3
1- Department of physical Education, Faculty of Humanities, Gorgan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Gorgan, Iran , zy.fallah@gmail.com
2- Department of physical Education, Golestan University, Gorgan, Iran
3- Department of Physical Education, Faculty of of Sports Science, Aliabad Katoul Branch, Islamic Azad University, Aliabad Katoul, Iran
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Aims & Backgrounds: Sports sites per capita can be considered as the area exist for each member of statistical population. The purpose of this study istoanalyze and Geo-locate sports sites in Golestan Province using GIS
Methodology: this was descriptive survey, which was carried out in the field. The statistical population included all sports sites (721 spots) in Golestan province, Iran. Geographical coordinates of sports sites were collected. Then, the database was created and imported into the GIS so as to prepare the required maps.
Findings: The results showed 179out of 721 total sports sites, are located in rural areas and 542 sports sites are in cities of Golestan provinces, Iran. 145 sports sites are outdoors and 578 sites are indoors. The analysis showed that the total sports space per capita is 76 square meters per person in Golestan, the rural sports space is 86 square metersper capita while, it is 71 square meters in rural areas. According the vision of the fifth development plan, the optimum sports space per capita is 2.1 square meters for Iranians. Therefore, the province's sports space per capita is far lessthan the minimum suggested per capita. Among the cities, Kordkoy has the largest sports space per capita (with 69.1 square meters) while, Maraveh Tapeh has the smallest space (with 0.45 square meters).
Conclusion: Therefore, it is suggested that areas with less space per capita should be the top priority in the construction of new sports. Sites Moreover, considering the fewer number of indoor sports sites per capita in rural areas, new sports fields ought to be built in such areas as much as possible.

Keywords: Abundance of Sports sites Per Capita, Sports Sites, Geographic Information System (GIS), Golestan Provance
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Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Urban Planning
Received: 2020/02/26 | Accepted: 2020/05/7 | Published: 2020/05/7
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