Walter Christaller, a German geographer, originally proposed the Central Place Theory (CPT) in 1933 (trans. 1966). Christaller was studying the urban settlements in Southern Germany and advanced this theory as a means of understanding how urban settlements evolve and are spaced out in relation to each other. The question Christaller posed in his landmark book was “”Are there rules that determine the size, number and distribution of towns?”” He attempted to answer this question through a theory of central places that incorporated nodes and links in an idealistic situation.