Classification of Rural Settlement- what is Compact or Nucleated Settlements- what is Dispersed Settlements

Based on shape, the settlements are classified as

1. Compact or Nucleated Settlements

In the nucleated settlements, the houses are built very close to each other. Normally, fertile plain regions have such compact or nucleated settlements.

2. Dispersed Settlements

In such kind of settlements, houses are spaced far apart and often interspersed with fields, however, their market and some other activities are centralized where they participate together.

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