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Settlement - Key Terms and Definitions
Settlement key terms and definitions for KS3
Terms in this set (18)
How easy it is to get to a place.
Central Business District - the main commercial and business centre of a settlement with the highest land values.
Where a number of towns / cities have expanded and joined into each other to produce an extended urban area.
Where buildings are very spread out
The purpose of a settlement - e.g. residential, commercial etc.)
Small settlement with only a few residential buildings and without a church.
This is a settlement with lots of high level shops and services (e.g. department stores, theatres, hospitals etc.)
The way land is used e.g. for housing, farming, industry, recreation etc.
Long, narrow settlements where buildings have grown up along a road.
This is a settlement with only a few basic shops and services (e.g. post office)
Where buildings are clustered close together often around a crossroads
A place where people live
A ranking of settlements according to size or importance
The shape and spacing of settlements
This is the actual land on which the settlement was built.
This is where a place is located in relation to other places
This relates to towns or cities
An increase in the number of people living in towns / cities.
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