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

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3569

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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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  1. 1.   Overview of Cities  ← you are here
  2. 2.   Places in Cities (772)
  3. 3.   Sources for Cities (1)

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Title
Cities
Date Published
December 12, 2012
Last Updated
April 22, 2021