The Demographic Structure of the Indian Society

The Demographic Structure of the Indian Society

Question

How is a town different from a city?

Answer

(i) A town is smaller is size than a city. A settlement with a population of one lakh or more persons is called a city. On the other hand, a town should have population of 5,000 or more persons.

(ii) Towns are bigger than villages but smaller than the cities. Generally, the local self government of a town is called municipality while that of a city is corporation.

(iii) Generally, the density of population in a town is less than the density of population of a city or cities.

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