Village

A village in Strochitsy, Belarus, 2008.
A village in Pornainen, Finland
An alpine village in the Lötschental Valley, Switzerland
A berber village in Ourika valley, High Atlas, Morocco
The old village of Hollókő, Nógrád, Hungary (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
Mollösund, an example of a common village in Sweden and the Nordics.
A typical rural peasant Indian village in Rajasthan, India
A village in Pakistani Kashmir's Neelum Valley "Dosut"
A typical small village in Hainan, China
Shirakawa-gō, Gifu, Japan
Lug, village in northern Serbia
Kovachevitsa, a village in southern Bulgaria
The village of Kichkalnya, Tatarstan
Mayaky Village, Donetsk, Ukraine
Saint-Cirq-Lapopie in Lot is one of "The Most Beautiful Villages in France".
The village of Collina, part of the Forni Avoltri municipality, in Friuli, Italy
The main street of the village of Castle Combe, Wiltshire, England
Kilmaurs in East Ayrshire, Scotland
Bisley, Gloucestershire, a village in the Cotswolds
The village of Burrawang in New South Wales, Australia
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

Clustered human settlement or community, larger than a hamlet but smaller than a town , with a population typically ranging from a few hundred to a few thousand.

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A village in Strochitsy, Belarus, 2008.

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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.

Town

Human settlement.

Human settlement.

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.
The town of Hancock, Michigan along Quincy Street
The town of Peshtera, Bulgaria
The town of Sastamala, Finland
The town of Salins-les-Bains, France
Putbus on Rügen Island, Germany
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.
Town of Húsavík in Iceland
A street in Paravur town, India
Satriano di Lucania, a town in the Melandro Valley, Basilicata, South Italy.
The town of Valka, Latvia
The town center of Loboc, Bohol.
Zamość in Poland is an example of a utopian ideal town. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992
The town of Vyborg in Leningrad Oblast, Russia
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.
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.
Fire station in town of Bohorodchany
A traditional English town centre at Rugby
Bishop's Stortford
The tiny farming community of Wyatt, Indiana

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.

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 main square of Saifi Village in Centre Ville, Beirut, Lebanon

Urban village

Urban village is an urban development typically characterized by medium-density housing, mixed use zoning, good public transit and an emphasis on pedestrianization and public space.

Urban village is an urban development typically characterized by medium-density housing, mixed use zoning, good public transit and an emphasis on pedestrianization and public space.

The main square of Saifi Village in Centre Ville, Beirut, Lebanon

The concept uses the social and physical morphology of the traditional rural village as an inspiration for creating better functioning communities.

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.

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

Districts of India

Administrative divisions of Brunei

Districts of India

The administrative divisions of Brunei mainly consist of daerah (districts), mukim (subdistricts) and kampung or kampong (villages).

The Barossa Valley in South Australia is an area noted for vineyards.

Rural area

Geographic area that is located outside towns and cities.

Geographic area that is located outside towns and cities.

The Barossa Valley in South Australia is an area noted for vineyards.
Rice terraces in Kami, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan.
A rural landscape in Lappeenranta, South Karelia, Finland. 15 July 2000.
A rural landscape near Mount Shasta in California
A typical countryside scene in rural Yorkshire Dales, England.
A rural village in Rajasthan, India
Amra Kalan village in Kharian, Pakistan

Rural areas are also known as the 'countryside' or a 'village' in India.

The village head of Kabanjahe in the Dutch East Indies in the 1930s

Village head

Community leader of a village or a small town.

Community leader of a village or a small town.

The village head of Kabanjahe in the Dutch East Indies in the 1930s

The village headman is the person appointed to administer an area that is often a single village.

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

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 ).

Example villages in Mukim of Melilas

Villages of Brunei

Third and lowest administrative division of Brunei.

Third and lowest administrative division of Brunei.

Example villages in Mukim of Melilas
Map of Brunei Areas

A village is generally the traditional rural settlement, in particular in the sense of a kampong or Malay traditional village, but it may also be an urbanised settlement within or near the capital city or a town, or part of the public housing estates.

Kampong Lorong Buangkok

Village located in Buangkok in Hougang, Singapore.

Village located in Buangkok in Hougang, Singapore.

A typical kampong house

Built in 1956, it is the last surviving kampong located on Singapore Island in the 21st century.