Why is it that a lot of the major/richer countries locate their more affluent cities along the coast but not here? China, USA, Australia & India come to mind. Just something I have always wondered about.
the countries you mention are old colonial lands where the ports were built to handle all the shipping traffic, these ports later developed into cities. where as in europe civiliastion was established long before this era and settlements grew up by fresh water [rivers] these later grew into cities.