what is the difference betweem a city, a town, and a village?

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  • 2 years ago

    Size and Population

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  • F
    Lv 6
    2 years ago

    Size normally but not exclusively. Incidentally, don't the Village People come from a city?

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  • John P
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    2 years ago

    In British Columbia in Canada I once came across a "city" with 275 inhabitants!

    In Britain a city is typically a very large town, but it is a specific legal status which makes it a "city". Every 10 years the monarch (currently Queen Elizabeth) nominates a town as a new city, so there is rivalry among the large town which are not yet legally "cities".

    In general, across the world, cities are very big, towns are big, and villages are small, typically less than 5,000 inhabitants.

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  • 2 years ago

    Generally, the size.

    However, it is also a matter of perception.

    A city is for 'citizens'.

    A town is for 'towns people'.

    A village is for 'villains'.

    By area a city is the largest and a village is the smallest

    By population a city can have over 100,000 people, a town 1000, to 100,000 people and a village less than 1000 people.

    Another yardstick is :- a city has a cathedral . a town has a church and a village has a parish church or chapel.

    Within the UK they are all very loosely described, because some cities have only a 2 or 3 thousand people.

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  • Athena
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    Generally size.

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  • 2 years ago

    It all has to do with the size and population of the area.

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  • 2 years ago

    A city has a cathedral a town is smaller usually with a church and a village is a smaller sometimes isolated hamlet.

    • Cymry
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      2 years agoReport

      What is the smallest city in the UK?

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  • 2 years ago

    A city has 100,000 and 300,000 or more people

    A town has 1000 to 100,000 people

    A village has less than a 1000

    • pisgahchemist
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      2 years agoReport

      Seriously? There's a numerical classification? I think that's a stretch. Show me.

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  • 2 years ago

    Have you never visited cities, towns or villages? Perhaps you live in a cave.

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  • 2 years ago

    The sizes

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