Distinguish between Rural and urban settlement?
|Rural Settlement||Urban Settlement|
|Settlements in villages are known as rural settlements. These settlement are usually located in the outskirts and away from the city.||Settlements in cities are known as urban settlements. They have the features of a built environment.|
|In these settlements, people build houses which suit the environment. For example, in Kerala where the rainfall is heavy, people build houses with slanting roofs. Similarly the places where water accumulates, houses are constructed on stilts, i.e., on raised a platform.||In these settlements, many closely spaced high rises buildings are built generally due to lack of enough space.|
|People are generally engaged in primary activities such as cultivation and fishing.||People are genrally engaged in secondary and tertiary sectors.|
|Settlements are scattered||Settlements are compact.|