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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