Cities

A relatively large or important settlement, often with special administrative status distinguishing it from a town or village.

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
3569
Names
cities
city
communities, urban
urban communities
steden Dutch
stad Dutch
ciudades Spanish
ciudad Spanish

More Definitions

Distinctions among villages, towns, and cities are relative and vary according to their individual regional contexts. Generally, cities designate large or important communities with population, status, and internal complexity greater than most towns in the region.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300008389. The J. Paul Getty Trust.