A village in Strochitsy, Belarus, 2008.
Mõisaküla is a small town in the southern part of Estonia, just next to the border of Latvia. The town's current population is less than 1,000 inhabitants.
A village in Pornainen, Finland
The town of Hancock, Michigan along Quincy Street
An alpine village in the Lötschental Valley, Switzerland
The town of Peshtera, Bulgaria
A berber village in Ourika valley, High Atlas, Morocco
The town of Sastamala, Finland
The old village of Hollókő, Nógrád, Hungary (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
The town of Salins-les-Bains, France
Mollösund, an example of a common village in Sweden and the Nordics.
Putbus on Rügen Island, Germany
A typical rural peasant Indian village in Rajasthan, India
Nearly every town in Hong Kong has its own town hall. The picture shows the Sha Tin Town Hall in the town of Sha Tin.
A village in Pakistani Kashmir's Neelum Valley "Dosut"
Town of Húsavík in Iceland
A typical small village in Hainan, China
A street in Paravur town, India
Shirakawa-gō, Gifu, Japan
Satriano di Lucania, a town in the Melandro Valley, Basilicata, South Italy.
Lug, village in northern Serbia
The town of Valka, Latvia
Kovachevitsa, a village in southern Bulgaria
The town center of Loboc, Bohol.
The village of Kichkalnya, Tatarstan
Zamość in Poland is an example of a utopian ideal town. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992
Mayaky Village, Donetsk, Ukraine
The town of Vyborg in Leningrad Oblast, Russia
Saint-Cirq-Lapopie in Lot is one of "The Most Beautiful Villages in France".
Bishan, one of Singapore's towns is the 38th biggest in terms of geographical size and the 21st most populated planning area in the country.
The village of Collina, part of the Forni Avoltri municipality, in Friuli, Italy
View towards St Mary's Cathedral in Visby, Sweden. Visby is one of the most well-preserved former Hanseatic cities in Sweden and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Today it is the seat of Gotland Municipality.
The main street of the village of Castle Combe, Wiltshire, England
Fire station in town of Bohorodchany
Kilmaurs in East Ayrshire, Scotland
A traditional English town centre at Rugby
Bisley, Gloucestershire, a village in the Cotswolds
Bishop's Stortford
The village of Burrawang in New South Wales, Australia
The tiny farming community of Wyatt, Indiana
A Newfoundland fishing village
A church in Newfane, Vermont
Oracle, Arizona is an unincorporated rural town often called a village in local media
A village in Kaita, Nigeria

A village is a clustered human settlement or community, larger than a hamlet but smaller than a town (although the word is often used to describe both hamlets and smaller towns), with a population typically ranging from a few hundred to a few thousand.

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Towns are generally larger than villages and smaller than cities, though the criteria to distinguish between them vary considerably in different parts of the world.

- Town
A village in Strochitsy, Belarus, 2008.

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The small town of Flora, Oregon in the United States is unincorporated, but is considered a populated place.

Human settlement

Community in which people live.

Community in which people live.

The small town of Flora, Oregon in the United States is unincorporated, but is considered a populated place.
A field landscape of the rural Pajuniemi village in Sastamala, Pirkanmaa, Finland.
Taos Pueblo, an ancient pueblo belonging to a Taos-speaking Native American tribe of Pueblo people. It is approximately 1000 years old and lies about 1 mile (1.6 km) north of the modern city of Taos, New Mexico.
Some settlement sites may go out of use. This location in Estonia was used for human settlement in 2nd half of first millennium and it is considered an archaeological record, that may provide information on how people lived back then.
Urban structure of Sortavala, a town in Republic of Karelia, Russia
Abandoned buildings in Kolmanskop, Namibia

Settlements may include hamlets, villages, towns and cities.

The hamlet at Oberwil, 3 km from Waldkirch, near St. Gallen (Switzerland)

Hamlet (place)

Small human settlement.

Small human settlement.

The hamlet at Oberwil, 3 km from Waldkirch, near St. Gallen (Switzerland)
Mansikkamäki, a small rural village in Pertunmaa, Finland
The hamlet Kampung Naga in West Java Province, Indonesia
Çobanpınarı, Güzelyurt in Hekimhan, Malatya
Haynes Church End in Bedfordshire

In different jurisdictions and geographies, a hamlet may be the size of a town, village or parish, or may be considered to be a smaller settlement or subdivision or satellite entity to a larger settlement.

A hamlet in Spain is a human settlement, usually located in rural areas, and typically smaller in size and population than a village (called in Spain, pueblo ).

The Ponce City Hall, in the city of Ponce, Puerto Rico, is the seat of the government for both the city and the surrounding barrios making up the municipality.

Municipality

Usually a single administrative division having corporate status and powers of self-government or jurisdiction as granted by national and regional laws to which it is subordinate.

Usually a single administrative division having corporate status and powers of self-government or jurisdiction as granted by national and regional laws to which it is subordinate.

The Ponce City Hall, in the city of Ponce, Puerto Rico, is the seat of the government for both the city and the surrounding barrios making up the municipality.
Map of all city municipalities in Slovenia
A city or town municipalities (red-colored) with other non-town municipalities in Finland (2020)

In Canada, municipalities are local governments established through provincial and territorial legislation, usually within general municipal statutes. Types of municipalities within Canada include cities, district municipalities, municipal districts, municipalities, parishes, rural municipalities, towns, townships, villages, and villes among others. The Province of Ontario has different tiers of municipalities, including lower, upper, and single tiers. Types of upper tier municipalities in Ontario include counties and regional municipalities. Nova Scotia also has regional municipalities, which include cities, counties, districts, or towns as municipal units.

Separate municipal buildings for the town and village of Monroe in Orange County

Administrative divisions of New York (state)

The administrative divisions of New York are the various units of government that provide local services in the State of New York.

The administrative divisions of New York are the various units of government that provide local services in the State of New York.

Separate municipal buildings for the town and village of Monroe in Orange County
Albany City Hall, the seat of local government in New York's capital city
The wards of New York City as established in 1683
Map showing municipalities in New York, as well as cities not included within a town. New York City is shown as divided into boroughs.
Sign for the Hamlet of Sand Lake within the Town of Sand Lake, New York
The village of Pomona (red) in Rockland County is partly within two different towns.

In New York, a town is a municipal corporation, which is the major division of each county (excluding the five boroughs that comprise New York City), very similar to townships in other states such as Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana.

In New York, a village is an incorporated area.

Greater Tokyo Area, Japan, the world's most populated urban area, with about 38 million inhabitants

Urban area

Human settlement with a high population density and infrastructure of built environment.

Human settlement with a high population density and infrastructure of built environment.

Greater Tokyo Area, Japan, the world's most populated urban area, with about 38 million inhabitants
Greater Melbourne, Australia at night, seen from the International Space Station
Urban land area (km2), 2010
Urban areas with at least one million inhabitants in 2006
India gate panorama.
A street sign indicating the beginning of an urban area in Finland. The picture was taken in Vimpeli.
São Paulo, the largest city in Brazil, the largest city proper in the Southern Hemisphere, in the Americas, and the world's ninth-largest urban area by population.
Moscow, the capital and largest city of Russia
Saint Petersburg, the cultural capital and the second-largest city
Yekaterinburg, the fourth-largest city in the country.

Urban areas are created through urbanization and are categorized by urban morphology as cities, towns, conurbations or suburbs.

In urbanism, the term contrasts to rural areas such as villages and hamlets; in urban sociology or urban anthropology it contrasts with natural environment.

Communes of France ending with -ville

Ville

Communes of France ending with -ville

Ville is the French word nowadays meaning "city" or "town", but its meaning in the Middle Ages was "farm" (from Gallo-Romance VILLA < Latin villa rustica) and then "village".

The derivative suffix -ville is commonly used in names of cities, towns and villages, particularly throughout France, Canada and the United States.