MARKET GEOGRAPHY is a subfield of economic geography that focuses on the spatial nature of market forces. It derives its rationale from the central place theory, first argued in 1933 by German economic geographer Walter Christaller in his book on central places in southern Germany. Central place theory is fundamentally concerned with the patterns through which wholesale, retail, service, and administrative functions, plus market oriented manufacturing, are provided to consuming populations. As such, it complements the theory of agriculture production originally formulated by J.H. von Thunen and the theory of location of industry, which has its roots in the work of Alfred Weber. The increasing dominance of market-based economic functions has established a clear linkage between the workings of market forces and spatial distribution of economic activities. Though location-market linkage is in the agriculture, manufacturing, trade, and transportation sectors, it’s more pronounced in the sphere of production and finance.