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A village is a clustered human settlement or community, larger than a hamlet but smaller than a town, with a population ranging from a few hundred to a few thousand. Though villages are often located in rural areas, the term urban village is also applied to certain urban neighborhoods. Villages are normally permanent, with fixed dwellings; however, transient villages can occur. Further, the dwellings of a village are fairly close to one another, not scattered broadly over the landscape, as a dispersed settlement.


  • South Asia 

  • Central Asia 

  • East Asia 

  • Southeast Asia 

  • Central and Eastern Europe 

  • Western and Southern Europe 

  • Middle East 

  • South America 

  • North America 

  • Africa