Towns

Distinctions among villages, towns, and cities are relative and vary according to their individual regional contexts. Towns generally are units of compact settlement larger than villages and less important and internally complex than cities in the region.

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towns
town
kleine steden Dutch
kleine stad Dutch
pueblos Spanish
pueblo Spanish
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Distinctions among villages, towns, and cities are relative and vary according to their individual regional contexts. Towns generally are units of compact settlement larger than villages and less important and internally complex than cities in the region.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300008375. The J. Paul Getty Trust.