Glossary:City

From Statistics Explained

A city can be defined in one of the following ways:

(a) an urban settlement (morphological concept);

(b) a functional unit;

(c) a legal entity (administrative concept).

The Urban audit uses definition (c) and delineates the “core city” along political and administrative lines. Due to the varied structures of local governments, this concept is not always directly comparable between countries.

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