A village is a clustered human settlement or community, larger than a hamlet, but smaller than a town or city. Castle Combe is a small village in Wiltshire, England, with a population of about 350 Etymology The county formerly 'Wiltonshire' or 'Wiltunscir' (9th century is named after the former county town of Wilton (itself named after the River Wylye England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland The Beirut Central District ( BCD) popularly known as Centre Ville, is the name given to Beirut ’s historical and geographical core, the “vibrant Beirut (بيروت Bayrūt) is the Capital and Largest city of Lebanon with a population of over 2 Lebanon (ˈlɛbənɒn Arabic: ar لبنان Lubnān) officially the Republic of Lebanon or Lebanese Republic (ar الجمهورية اللبنانية A residential community is a Community, usually a small Town or City, that is composed mostly of residents, as opposed to commercial A hamlet is (usually&mdashsee below a Rural community — that is a small settlement — which is too small to be considered a Village. A town is a type of settlement ranging from a few to several thousand (occasionally hundreds of thousands inhabitants although it may be applied loosely even to huge metropolitan A city is an Urban area with a large Population and a particular Administrative, Legal, or Historical status Though generally located in rural areas, the term urban village may be applied to certain urban neighbourhoods, such as the West Village in Manhattan, New York City and the Saifi Village in Beirut, Lebanon. Rural areas can be large and isolated (also referred to as "the country" and/or "the countryside over the course of time An urban village is an Urban planning and Urban design concept A neighbourhood or neighborhood (see spelling differences) is a geographically localised Community within a larger City, Town or For the West Village development in Dallas, Texas, see West Village Dallas Texas The West Village is the western portion Manhattan Island, in New York Harbor, is much the largest part of the Borough of Manhattan, one of the Five Boroughs which form the City of New York The City of New York Saifi Village, commonly referred to as Le Quartier des Arts, is an upscale residential neighbourhood in Beirut, Lebanon Beirut (بيروت Bayrūt) is the Capital and Largest city of Lebanon with a population of over 2 Lebanon (ˈlɛbənɒn Arabic: ar لبنان Lubnān) officially the Republic of Lebanon or Lebanese Republic (ar الجمهورية اللبنانية Villages are normally permanent, with fixed dwellings; however, transient villages can occur. Further, the dwellings of a village are fairly close to one another, as against being scattered broadly over the landscape (‘dispersed settlement’). A dispersed settlement is one of the main types of settlement pattern used by landscape historians to classify rural settlements found in England and other parts of the world
Villages have been the usual form of community for societies that practice subsistence agriculture, and even for some non-agricultural societies. In biological terms a community is a group of interacting Organisms sharing an environment. Towns and cities were few, and were home to only a small proportion of the population. The Industrial Revolution caused many villages to grow into towns and cities; this trend of urbanisation has continued, though not always in connection with industrialisation. The Industrial Revolution was a period in the late 18th and early 19th centuries when major changes in agriculture manufacturing and transportation had a profound effect on the Urbanizationn (also spelled urbanisation) is the physical growth of Urban areas into rural or natural land as a result of population in-migration to an existing Villages have thus been eclipsed in importance, as units of human society and settlement.
Although many patterns of village life have existed, the typical village was small, consisting of perhaps 5 to 30 families. Homes were situated together for sociability and defense, and land surrounding the living quarters was farmed.
"The soul of India lives in its villages", declared M. India, officially the Republic of India (भारत गणराज्य inc-Latn Bhārat Gaṇarājya; see also other Indian languages) is a country K. Gandhi  at the beginning of 20th century. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi ( Gujarati: મોહનદાસ કરમચંદ ગાંધી moɦən̪d̪äs kəɾəmʧən̪d̪ gän̪d̪ʱi (2 October 1869 – 30 January According to the 2001 Indian census, 74% of Indians live in 638,365 different villages.  The size of these villages varies considerably. 236,004 Indian villages have a population less than 500, while 3,976 villages have a population of 10,000+. Most villages have their own temple, mosque or church depending on the local religious following.
In Taiwan, villages are divisions under townships or county-controlled cities. Taiwan ( Taiwanese: Tâi-oân/Tāi-oân (historically 大灣/台員/大員/台圓/大圓/台窩灣 is an Island in East Asia. Along with County-controlled city, the Townships of Taiwan are the administrative subdivisions of Republic of China ( Taiwan) counties A county-controlled city (縣轄市 xiànxiáshì) is one of the 32 cities in Taiwan Province of the Republic of China administered under one of the The village is called a tsuen (村) under a rural township (鄉) and a li (里) under an urban township (鎮) or a county-controlled city.
Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia
The term kampung in the English language has been defined specifically as "a Malay hamlet or village in a Malay-speaking country"  In other words, a kampung is defined today as a village in Brunei, Indonesia or Malaysia. English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States Brunei Darussalam, (bruːˈnaɪ in English officially the State of Brunei Abode of Peace (Negara Brunei Darussalam Jawi: برني دارالسلام The Republic of Indonesia ( (Republik Indonesia is a Country in Southeast Asia. For the biogeographical region see Malesia Malaysia (məˈleɪʒə or /məˈleɪziə/ is a country that consists of thirteen states and In Malaysia, a kampung is determined as a locality with 10,000 or less people. Since historical times, every Malay village came under the leadership of a penghulu (village chief), who has the power to hear civil matters in his village (see Courts of Malaysia for more details). Malaysia is a Federation of thirteen states but judicial power in the federation is almost exclusively vested in a federal court system. A Malay village typically contains a "masjid" (mosque) or "surau" (Muslim chapel), stilt houses and paddy fields. A "mosque" in English refers to all types of buildings dedicated for Islamic worship although there is a distinction in Arabic between the smaller privately owned mosque and the larger Stilt houses or pile dwellings are houses raised on Piles over the surface of the soil or a body of water A paddy field is a flooded parcel of Arable land used for growing Rice and other semiaquatic crops. Malay and Indonesian villagers practice the culture of helping one another as a community, which is better known as "joint bearing of burdens" (gotong royong), as well as being family-oriented (especially the concept of respecting one's family [particularly the parents and elders]), courtesy and believing in God ("Tuhan") as paramount to everything else. Gotong royong, is a conception of sociality familiar to large parts of Indonesia and Malaysia. As expectations regarding good manners differ from person to person and vary according to each situation no treatise on the rules of Etiquette nor any list of Faux pas can ever God is the principal or sole Deity in Religions and other belief systems that worship one deity. It is common to see a cemetery near the mosque, as all Muslims in the Malay or Indonesian village want to be prayed for, and to receive Allah's blessings in the afterlife. Prayer is the act of attempting to communicate with a Deity or spirit Allah ( Arabic: الله, ʔalˤːɑːh) is the standard Arabic word for ' AfterLife is a film drama set in Scotland directed by Alison Peebles made in 2003 about an ambitious Scottish journalist forced to choose between
In urban areas of the Philippines, the term "village" most commonly refers to private subdivisions, especially gated communities. In its modern form a gated community is a form of Residential community containing controlled entrances for Pedestrians Bicycles and Automobiles These villages emerged in the mid-twentieth century and were initially the domain of elite urban dwellers. However, they are now common in Metro Manila and other major cities in the country and their residents can have a wide range of income levels. Metropolitan Manila ( Filipino: Kalakhang Maynila, Kamaynilaan) or the National Capital Region (NCR ( Filipino: Pambansang They may or may not correspond to administrative units (usually barangays) and/or be privately administered. This article refers to a political administrative division See Barangay Ginebra Kings for other uses Some examples of well-known villages in Metro Manila are Forbes Park and Dasmariñas Village. Forbes Park is a gated community in the historic San Luis Valley of Colorado about 13 miles east of Fort Garland and 130 miles south west of Colorado Springs Cavite Village, also known as Dasmariñas or simply Dasma, is a private subdivision and Gated community in Makati City, Metro Manila
Village, or "làng", is a basis of Vietnam society. Vietnam's village is the typical symbol of Asian agricultural production. Vietnam's village typically contains: a village gate, "lũy tre" (bamboo hedges), "đình làng" (communal house) where "thành hoàng" (tutelary god) is worshiped, "đồng lúa" (rice field), "chùa" (temple) and houses of all families in the village. All the people in Vietnam's villages usually have a blood relationship. They are farmers who grow rice and have the same traditional handicraft. A farmer is a person who raises living organisms for food or raw materials Vietnam's villages have an important role in society (Vietnamese saying: "Custom rules the law" -"Phép vua thua lệ làng" [literally: the king's law yields to village customs]). Everyone in Vietnam wants to be buried in their village when they die.
Selo (Cyrillic: село; Polish: wieś) is a Slavic word meaning "village" in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Russia, Serbia, and Ukraine. The Cyrillic alphabet (səˈrɪlɪk also called azbuka, from the old name of the first two letters is actually a family of Alphabets, subsets of which are used by Polish ( język polski, polszczyzna) is the Official language of Poland. The Slavic languages (also called Slavonic languages) a group of closely related Languages of the Slavic peoples and a subgroup of Indo-European languages Bosnia and Herzegovina ( Latin script: Bosna i Hercegovina, Cyrillic script: Босна и Херцеговина is a country on the Balkan The state of Bulgaria (България transliterated bg-Latn ''Balgaria'' The country preserves the traditions (in ethnic name language and alphabet of the First Bulgarian Croatia (Hrvatska ˈxȓvatska officially the Republic of Croatia ( Republika Hrvatska) is a southern Central European country at the crossroads between The Republic of Macedonia (Република Russia (Россия Rossiya) or the Russian Federation ( Rossiyskaya Federatsiya) is a transcontinental Country extending Serbia (Србија Srbija) officially the Republic of Serbia (Република Србија Republika Srbija) is a Landlocked Country Ukraine (Україна Ukrayina, /ukrɑˈjinɑ/ is a country in Eastern Europe. For example there are numerous sela called Novo Selo in Bulgaria, Croatia, and others in Serbia, and Republic of Macedonia. The state of Bulgaria (България transliterated bg-Latn ''Balgaria'' The country preserves the traditions (in ethnic name language and alphabet of the First Bulgarian Croatia (Hrvatska ˈxȓvatska officially the Republic of Croatia ( Republika Hrvatska) is a southern Central European country at the crossroads between Serbia (Србија Srbija) officially the Republic of Serbia (Република Србија Republika Srbija) is a Landlocked Country The Republic of Macedonia (Република In Slovenia, the word selo is archaic; the common Slovene word for village is vas. Slovenia, officially the Republic of Slovenia (Republika Slovenija) is a Country in southern Central Europe bordering Italy to the west Slovene or Slovenian ( slovenski jezik or slovenščina, not to be confused with Slovenčina) is a South Slavic language
In Bulgaria the different types of Sela vary from a small selo of 5 to 30 families to one of several thousand people. In Bulgaria it is becoming popular to visit villages for the atmosphere, culture, crafts, hospitality of the people and the surrounding nature. This is called the "selski tourism" (Bulgarian:селски туризъм meaning village tourism) .
In Russia, the bulk of the rural population are concentrated in villages. Russia (Россия Rossiya) or the Russian Federation ( Rossiyskaya Federatsiya) is a transcontinental Country extending In Russian, two terms are mainly used to refer to these rural localities: selo (село) or derevnya (деревня). Russian ( transliteration:,) is the most geographically widespread language of Eurasia, the most widely spoken of the Slavic languages The classification system of the types of inhabited localities in Russia, the former Soviet Union, and some other post-Soviet states has certain peculiarities compared Historically, the formal indication of status was religious: a city (gorod) would have a cathedral, a selo would have a church, while a derevnya would have neither. This article is about the history and organisation of the cathedral
The lowest administrative unit of the Russian Empire, volost, or its Soviet or modern Russian successor, selsoviet, would usually be headquartered in a selo and embrace a few neighboring villages. The Russian Empire ( Pre-reform Russian: Pоссійская Имперія Modern Russian: Российская Империя translit: Rossiyskaya Volost or volost' was a traditional administrative subdivision in Eastern Europe.
Between 1926 and 1989, Russia's rural population shrank from 76 million people to 39 million, due to urbanization, collectivization, dekulakisation and the World War II losses, but has nearly stabilized since. Collective farming is an organization of agricultural production in which the holdings of several farmers are run as a joint enterprise Dekulakization (раскулачивание was the Soviet campaign of Political repressions including Arrests, Deportations and Executions World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including Mass starvation in Russia and other parts of the Soviet Union lead to the death of at least 14. The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR was a constitutionally Socialist state that existed in Eurasia from 1922 to 1991 5 million of peasants in the period 1930–1937 (including 5-7 million in the Holodomor). The Holodomor (Голодомор is the famine that took place in Soviet Ukraine during the 1932-1933 agricultural season 
Most Russian villages have populations of less than 200 people, and it is the smaller villages which take the brunt of depopulation: e. g. , in 1959, about one half of Russia's rural population lived in villages of fewer than 500 people, while now less than one third does. In the 1960s–1970s, the depopulation of the smaller villages was driven by the central planners' drive to get the farm workers out of smaller, "prospect-less" hamlets and into the collective or state farm's main village, with more amenities. A kolkhoz () plural kolkhozy, was a form of Collective farming in the Soviet Union that existed along with state Farms ( Sovkhoz, A sovkhoz ( Russian language: Совхоз, Советское хозяйство, Sovetskoye khozyaystvo, "soviet Farm " 
Most Russian rural residents are involved in agricultural work, and it is very common for villagers to produce their own food. As prosperous urbanites purchase village houses for their second homes, Russian villages sometimes are transformed into dacha settlements, used mostly for seasonal residence. Dacha ( is a Russian word for seasonal or year-round second homes located in the Exurbs of Soviet and Russian cities
The historically Cossack regions of Southern Russia and parts of Ukraine, with their fertile soil and absence of serfdom, had a rather different pattern of settlement from central and northern Russia. The Cossacks (Каза́ки́ Kazaki; Козаки́ Kozaki; Kozacy are a group of martial people living in the southern Steppe regions of Eastern Ukraine (Україна Ukrayina, /ukrɑˈjinɑ/ is a country in Eastern Europe. As opposed to the peasants of central Russia living in a village around the lord's manor, a Cossack family would often live on a farm of their own, called khutor. Khutor or hutor (ху́тор khutor; ху́тiр khutir) is usually taken to refer to a single- homestead Rural settlement ( The word stanitsa (Russian: стани́ца; Ukrainian: станиця, stanytsia) would be used to refer to an administrative unit including a central village as well as a number of such khutors. Stanitsa (стани́ца pronounced stah-nee-tsah; станиця stanytsia) is a village inside a Cossack host (voisko (ru казачье Russian ( transliteration:,) is the most geographically widespread language of Eurasia, the most widely spoken of the Slavic languages Ukrainian (in Ukrainian украї́нська мо́ва ukrayins'ka mova,) is a language of the East Slavic subgroup of the Slavic languages. Such a stanitsa village, often with a few thousand residents, would usually be larger than a selo in central Russia.
The term aul/aal is used to refer mostly Muslim-populated villages in Caucasus and Idel-Ural, without regard to the number of residents. An aul ( Turkic: awıl) is a type of fortified Village found throughout the Caucasus mountains especially in Dagestan. The Caucasus ( also referred to as North Caucasus) is a geopolitical region located between Europe Asia & Middle East Idel-Ural (Идел-Урал|İdel-Ural Идель-Урал is a historical region in Eastern Europe, in what is today Russia.
A village in the UK is a compact settlement of houses, smaller in size than a town, and generally based on agriculture or, in some areas, mining or quarrying. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located
The major factors in the type of settlement pattern found are location of water sources, the organization of agriculture and landholding and the likelihood of flooding. For example, in areas such as the Lincolnshire Wolds the villages are often found along the spring line halfway down the hillsides, and with the original open field systems around the village. The Lincolnshire Wolds are a range of hills in the County of Lincolnshire, England. In northern Scotland, most villages are planned to a grid pattern located on or close to major roads, whereas in areas such as the Forest of Arden, woodland clearances produced small hamlets around village greens. Scotland ( Gaelic: Alba) is a Country in northwest Europethat occupies the northern third of the island of Great Britain.
Some villages have disappeared (for example, deserted medieval villages), sometimes leaving behind a church or manor house and sometimes nothing but bumps in the fields. Deserted medieval village (DMV sites are former settlements which have been abandoned for one reason or another over the years usually leaving little but the remains of earthworks In Archaeology, earthworks are artificial changes in land level often known as lumps and bumps. Clearances may have been to accommodate sheep or game estates, or they may have resulted from depopulation, such as after the Black Death or following a move of the inhabitants to more prosperous districts. The Black Death, or the Black Plague, was one of the deadliest Pandemics in human history widely thought to have been caused by a bacterium named Yersinia Others have grown and merged and often form hubs within the general mass of suburbia - Charlton, London or Hampstead in London and in some cases outgrew a nearby town, such as Birmingham which outgrew Aston to become a major city. Charlton is an area and an electoral ward south-east London, in the London Borough of Greenwich, located between Greenwich and Woolwich Hampstead is an area of London, England, located north-west of Charing Cross. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. Birmingham ( ˈbɜːmɪŋəm Ber -ming-um Aston is an area of the City of Birmingham, in the West Midlands of England. Many are now predominantly dormitory locations and have suffered the loss of shops, churches and other facilities. Dormitory typically refers in the United States to residence halls which are sleeping quarters or entire buildings primarily providing sleeping and residential quarters for
Conceptually, from an English point of view, the village represents an ideal of England. iDEAL is an Internet payment method in The Netherlands, based on online banking England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Seen as being far from the bustle of modern life, it is quiet, harmonious, if a little inward-looking. This concept of an unspoilt Arcadia is present in many popular representations of the village such as The Archers or the best kept village competitions. This page is about the proverbial land of Arcadia for the province in modern Greece see Arcadia; for other uses see Arcadia (disambiguation The Archers is a British radio Soap opera broadcast on the BBC 's main spoken-word channel, Radio 4. A best kept village is a Village that has won an Annual Competition (usually on a County basis in the UK for its tidiness appropriateness
Many villages in South Yorkshire, North Nottinghamshire, North East Derbyshire and Northumberland are known as pit villages to denote their origins, as many of these villages such as Murton, County Durham only existed as hamlets before the sinking of a colliery in the early 20th centuary forced a rapid expansion of the population of these settlements and the colliery owners built new housing, shops, pubs and even churches for this new population. Divisions and environs South Yorkshire is divided into four local government districts they are the City of Sheffield, the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster North Nottinghamshire, formally the "Northern Division of Nottinghamshire " was a County constituency represented in the House of Commons See also the North East Derbyshire (UK Parliament constituency. Northumberland is a county in the North East of England. The non-metropolitan county of Northumberland borders Cumbria to the west A pit village is a term used in the UK for the village around a deep coal mine Murton is a village in County Durham, England. Lying six miles (9 Hamlet is a Tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1599 and 1601 Coal mining is the extraction or removal of Coal from the Earth by Mining. Some of these villages became so large they out grew nearby towns, both in terms of land area and population; a good example of this is Rossington in South Yorkshire which became over four times larger (in terms of population) than the nearby town of Bawtry; and some pit villages became so large, they actually became towns themselves, Such as Maltby in South Yorkshire whose population rose from 500 in the 19th centuary to over 75,000 in 2007. Rossington is a former mining village to the South-East of Doncaster, South Yorkshire and is surrounded by beautiful countryside and the market towns of Bawtry Divisions and environs South Yorkshire is divided into four local government districts they are the City of Sheffield, the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster Bawtry is a small market town which lies at the point where the Great North Road crosses the River Idle in South Yorkshire, England. A pit village is a term used in the UK for the village around a deep coal mine A town is a type of settlement ranging from a few to several thousand (occasionally hundreds of thousands inhabitants although it may be applied loosely even to huge metropolitan Divisions and environs South Yorkshire is divided into four local government districts they are the City of Sheffield, the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.
Villages tend to occur in lowland England where they partly replaced the more scattered pattern of single farms and hamlets in the mid-Saxon period. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland In the UK the main historical distinction between a hamlet and a village is that the latter will have a church, and will therefore usually have been the worship centre of an ecclesiastical parish. A hamlet is (usually&mdashsee below a Rural community — that is a small settlement — which is too small to be considered a Village. A parish is a Local church; it is an administrative unit typically found in episcopal or presbyterian churches However, it should be noted that some civil parishes may contain more than one village. A civil parish in the United Kingdom is a unit of local government. The typical village used to have a pub and shops as well as a blacksmith. However, many of these facilities are now gone and many villages are dormitories for commuters. The population of such a settlement could range from a few hundred people to around five thousand. A village is distinguished from a town in that:
Same general definition as in England, see, for example, Saint-Benoît-du-Sault. Saint-Benoît-du-Sault is a commune in the Indre department in central France.
In the flood prone districts of the Netherlands, villages were traditionally built on low man-made hills called terps before the introduction of regional dyke-systems. An artificial dwelling hill (known as Terp, Wierde, Woerd, Warf, Warft, Werf, Wurt and Værft) is
Villages in Ireland would typically consist of a Roman Catholic chruch, a pub and a post office. For example, see Caragh. Caragh is a Village in County Kildare, Ireland. It is located on the R409 Regional road between the River Liffey and
Like France, villages in Lebanon are usually located in remote mountainous areas. Lebanon (ˈlɛbənɒn Arabic: ar لبنان Lubnān) officially the Republic of Lebanon or Lebanese Republic (ar الجمهورية اللبنانية The majority of villages in Lebanon retain their Aramaic names or are derivative of the Aramaic names, and this is because Aramaic was still in use in Mount Lebanon up to the 18th century. Aramaic is a Semitic language with Mount Lebanon ( Arabic: جبل لبنان as a geographic designation is the Lebanese mountain range known as the Western Mountain Range of Lebanon 
Many of the Lebanese villages are a part of districts, these districts are known as "kadaa" which includes the districts of Baabda (Baabda), Aley (Aley), Matn (Jdeideh), Keserwan (Jounieh), Chouf (Beiteddine), Jbeil (Byblos), Tripoli (Tripoli), Zgharta (Zgharta / Ehden), Bsharri (Bsharri), Batroun (Batroun), Koura (Amioun), Miniyeh-Danniyeh (Minyeh / Sir Ed-Danniyeh), Zahle (Zahle), Rashaya (Rashaya), Western Beqaa (Jebjennine / Saghbine), Sidon (Sidon), Jezzine (Jezzine), Tyre (Tyre), Nabatiyeh (Nabatiyeh), Marjeyoun (Marjeyoun), Hasbaya (Hasbaya), Bint Jbeil (Bint Jbeil), Baalbek (Baalbek), and Hermel (Hermel).
The district of Danniyeh conists of thirty six small villages, which includes Almrah, Kfirchlan, Kfirhbab, Hakel al Azimah, Siir, Bakhoun, Miryata, Assoun, Sfiiri, Kharnoub, Katteen, Kfirhabou, Zghartegrein, Ein Qibil.
Danniyeh (known also as Addinniyeh, Al Dinniyeh, Al Danniyeh, Arabic: سير الضنية) is a region located in Miniyeh-Danniyeh District in the North Governorate of Lebanon. The region lies east of Tripoli, extends north as far as Akkar District, south to Bsharri District and Zgharta District and as far east as Baalbek and Hermel. Dinniyeh has an excellent ecological environment filled with woodlands, orchards and groves. Several villages are located in this mountainous area, the largest town being Sir Al Dinniyeh.
An example of a typical mountainous Lebanese village in Dannieh would be Hakel al Azimah which is a small village that belongs to the district of Danniyeh, situated between Bakhoun and Assoun's boundaries. It is in the centre of the valleys that lie between the Arbeen Mountains and the Khanzouh.
Pacific Islands Communities on pacific islands were historically called villages by English speakers who traveled and settled in the area. Some communities such as several Villages of Guam continue to be called villages despite having large populations that can exceed 40,000 residents. |||}The territory of Guam is divided into 19 municipalities more commonly called villages.
The traditional Maori village was the pa, a fortified hill-top settlement. This article discusses the Māori people of New Zealand For their language see Māori language, and for other meanings see Māori (disambiguation. The word pā (pronounced pah refers to a Māori Village, generally one from the 19th century or earlier that was fortified for defence Tree-fern logs and flax were the main building materials.
Australia The term village often is used in reference to small planned communities such as retirement communities, shopping districts, and tourist areas. A retirement community, or active adult community, is a very broad generic term that covers many varieties of housing for retirees and seniors - especially designed or geared Small rural communities are usually known as towns regardless of how small they are.
In twenty U.S. states, the term "village" refers to a specific form of incorporated municipal government, similar to a city but with less authority and geographic scope. Uspallata is a Village, and an administrative district in Argentina in a scenic location on the road which crosses the Andes between Mendoza La Cumbrecita is a small picturesque secluded alpine -like hamlet amongst spruce and pine at 1450 meters above sea level where is not unusual to see a blanket of snow Villa Traful is a hamlet of the Argentine province of Neuquén located at the shore of the Traful Lake, at 720 meters La Cumbre is a small town in the Province of Córdoba, Argentina, in a valley known as the "Valle de Punilla" In the United States a Village is a term sometimes informal for a type of Administrative division at the local government level Administrative divisions of New York State differ from those in certain other countries and most U A village in the US state of Oregon is a model of local governance that As of 2006 only exists in Clackamas County. A US state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the United States of America that share Sovereignty with the federal government Local governments are administrative offices that are smaller than a State. However, this is a generality; in many states, there are villages that are an order of magnitude larger than the smallest cities in the state. The distinction is not necessarily based on population, but on the relative powers granted to the different types of municipalities and correspondingly, different obligations to provide specific services to residents.
In some states such as New York, Wisconsin, or Michigan, a village is an incorporated municipality, usually, but not always, within a single town or civil township. A civil township is a widely used unit of Local government in the United States, subordinate to a county. Residents pay taxes to the village and town or township and may vote in elections for both as well. An election is a Decision-making process by which a population chooses an individual to hold formal office In some cases, the village may be coterminous with the town or township. There are also many villages which span the boundaries of more than one town or township, and some villages may even straddle county borders.
There is no limit to the population of a village in New York; Hempstead, the largest village in the state, has 55,000 residents, making it more populous than some of the state's cities. Hempstead is a village located in the town of Hempstead, Nassau County, New York, United States. However, villages in the state may not exceed five square miles (13 km²) in area.
In the state of Wisconsin a village is always legally separate from the township(s) that it has been incorporated from. Wisconsin ( or wɪˈskɑnsɨn (French Ouisconsin) is one of the fifty United States of America, located in the north central part of the United States A township (or Municipality) is a settlement which has the status and powers of a unit of local government The largest village is Menomonee Falls, which has over 32,000 residents. Menomonee Falls is a village in Waukesha County, Wisconsin, United States.
Michigan and Illinois also have no set population limit for villages and there are many villages that are larger than cities in those states.
Villages in Ohio are almost always legally separate from any townships that they may have been incorporated from (there are exceptions, such as Chagrin Falls, where the township includes the entirety of the village). Ohio ( is a Midwestern state of the United States. As part of the Great Lakes region, Ohio has long been a cultural and geographical crossroads A township (or Municipality) is a settlement which has the status and powers of a unit of local government Chagrin Falls is a village in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States. They have no area limitations, but must reincorporate as cities if they grow to over 5,000 in population. Villages have the same home-rule rights as cities with fewer of the responsibilities. Unlike cities, they have the option of being either a "statutory village" and running their governments according to state law (with a six-member council serving four-year terms and a mayor who votes only to break ties) or being a "charter village" and writing a charter to run their government as they see fit. A charter is the grant of authority or rights stating that the granter formally recognizes the prerogative of the recipient to exercise the rights specified
In Maryland, a locality designated "Village of . . . " may be either an incorporated town or a special tax district. There are two types of special-purpose districts in the United States school districts and special districts  An example of the latter is the Village of Friendship Heights. Friendship Village is an unincorporated area in Montgomery County, Maryland, United States.
In states that have New England towns, a "village" is a center of population or trade, including the town center, in an otherwise sparsely-developed town or city — for instance, the village of Hyannis in the city of the Town of Barnstable. The New England town is the basic unit of local government in each of the six New England states Hyannis is the largest of seven villages in the town of Barnstable Massachusetts, on Cape Cod Barnstable is a city referred to as the Town of Barnstable, in the U
In many states, the term "village" is used to refer to a relatively small unincorporated community, similar to a hamlet in New York state. In Law, an unincorporated area is a region of land that is not a part of any Municipality. Administrative divisions of New York State differ from those in certain other countries and most U This informal usage may be found even in states that have villages as an incorporated municipality, although such usage might be considered incorrect and confusing.
|Total number of rural localities in Russia||294,059||216,845||177,047||152,922||155,289|
|Of them, with population 1 to 10 persons||41,493||25,895||23,855||30,170||47,089|
|Of them, with population 11 to 200 persons||186,437||132,515||105,112||80,663||68,807|