itsme asked in Science & MathematicsGeography · 2 years ago

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

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• 2 years ago

Size and Population

• F
Lv 6
2 years ago

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

• John P
Lv 7
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.

• 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.

• Athena
Lv 7
2 years ago

Generally size.

• 2 years ago

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

• 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
Lv 5
2 years agoReport

What is the smallest city in the UK?

• 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
Lv 7
2 years agoReport

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