Nowadays, dozens of sprawling cities boast unique features, peoples, and cultures, and I find traveling a great way to explore the depths of each one! However, did you ever stop to think how different two cities can be on a fundamental level? Let’s explore that today, looking at 12 types of cities.
12 types of cities, each with unique features, include:
- Smart Cities
- Intermediary Cities
- Conurbation Cities
- City-State Cities
- Megalopolis Cities
- Metropolitan (Metro) Cities
- The Cosmopolitan City
- The Garden City
- Gateway Cities
- The Megacity
- Metropolis Cities
- Twin Cities
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7 Types of Cities(National Geographic)
Rural-Urban Interaction and Social Change
Making a City : Politics, Power and Democracy
Some Other Types
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The nation-state is a state that self-identifies as deriving its political legitimacy from serving as a sovereign entity for a nation as a sovereign territorial unit. The state is a political and geopolitical entity; the nation is a cultural and/or ethnic entity. The term “nation-state” implies that the two geographically coincide. Nation-state formation took place at different times in different parts of the earth but has become the dominant form of state organization.