What is village?

  • (noun): A settlement smaller than a town.
    Synonyms: hamlet
    See also — Additional definitions below

Village

A village is a clustered human settlement or community, larger than a hamlet with the population ranging from a few hundred to a few thousand (sometimes tens of thousands). Though often located in rural areas, the term urban village is also applied to certain urban neighbourhoods, such as the East Village in Manhattan, New York City and the Saifi Village in Beirut, Lebanon, as well as Hampstead Village in the London conurbation. 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.

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Some articles on village:

Village - North America - United States
... Incorporated villages See also Administrative divisions of New York#Village and Village (Oregon) 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 ... 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 ...
Inverness, Illinois - History
... In 1962, Inverness was incorporated as a Village to be governed by a President and Board of Trustees ... The first meeting of the Village board was July 5, 1962 and was held at the Field House, which was then at the western edge of the Village ... In the spring of 1977 the Village Hall was relocated to a 100-year old farmhouse on Palatine Road ...
Quarndon
... Quarndon is a linear village in the English county of Derbyshire ... a little ragged, but noted village, where there is a famous chalybeat spring, to which abundance of people go in the season to drink the water, as also a cold bath." Heritage Lottery funding has allowed a history ... an amateur dramatics society which has been performing plays in the village hall since 1941 ...
Indian Head Park, Illinois
... Indian Head Park is a village in Cook County, Illinois slightly north of the intersection of Interstate 294 and Interstate 55 ... The village is south of Western Springs, north of Burr Ridge, and west of Countryside ... The village's ZIP code is 60525 (LaGrange) ...
Kronenwetter, Wisconsin - Education
... The village is served by two public school districts the D.C ... Everest School District, serving students in the northern half of the village, and the Mosinee School District, serving students in the southern half of the village ...

More definitions of "village":

  • (noun): A mainly residential district of Manhattan; 'the Village' became a home for many writers and artists in the 20th century.
    Synonyms: Greenwich Village

Famous quotes containing the word village:

    Where village statesmen talked with looks profound,
    And news much older than their ale went round.
    Oliver Goldsmith (1728–1774)

    Ezra Pound still lives in a village and his world is a kind of village and people keep explaining things when they live in a village.... I have come not to mind if certain people live in villages and some of my friends still appear to live in villages and a village can be cozy as well as intuitive but must one really keep perpetually explaining and elucidating?
    Gertrude Stein (1874–1946)

    Whose woods these are I think I know.
    His house is in the village though;
    He will not see me stopping here
    To watch his woods fill up with snow.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)