Urban settlement

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An Urban settlement is a concentrated settlement that constitutes or is part of an urban area. It is an area with high density of human-created structures.These geometrical patterns are usually in squares and rectangles and are well laid out.

The term has official meanings in various nations, including:

  • Municipal urban settlement, a type of subdivision such as Cape town in Western Cape
  • Urban settlement, an official designation for a certain type of urban locality used in some of the republics of Africa such as Southern Africa.
  • Municipal urban settlement, a type of municipal formation in Russia
  • Urban settlement, a synonym for urban localities in Russia
  • Urban-type settlement, an official designation for a certain type of urban locality used in some of the former republics of the Soviet Union

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