Inhabited Places

Designates places or areas occupied, modified, or planned to be inhabited by communities of human populations and that contain enough societal functions to be relatively self-sufficient. They are characterized by inhabitants living in neighboring sets of living quarters and by the place having a proper name or a locally recognized status.

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3558
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inhabited places
inhabited place
populated places
settlements
settlement
human settlements
places, inhabited
places, populated
settlements, human
bewoonde gebieden Dutch
nederzetting Dutch
asentamientos Spanish
asentamiento Spanish

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General term for places or areas occupied, modified, or planned to be inhabited by communities of human populations and that contain enough societal functions to be relatively self-sufficient. They are characterized by inhabitants living in neighboring sets of living quarters and by the place having a proper name or a locally recognized status.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300008347. The J. Paul Getty Trust.