A village is in rural environment a group of Habitation S, enough important to constitute an administrative center, which has a social and commercial function. In general in Europe, a village grouped at the origin around a church, seat of a Paroisse, and nowadays is often the seat of a Municipalité managing a commune (this one can however include several villages). The village is also characterized by the presence of Trading S and Artisan S and some public services like the Poste.
A large village is a borough or small a Ville, the border between the two not being very clear. A small village, made up of only some houses, is a Hameau.
It should be noted that in certain French areas (as in Loire-Atlantique) the inhabitants use the term of village for any agglomeration of dwellings which is distinguished from the communal administrative center. The denomination " village" is then used instead of that of hamlet. In Haute-Loire, one speaks about the borough and his villages.
With the Canada, the term village can indicate a type of Municipalité, with the Quebec this one is replaced by municipality of village .
In Indonesia, the village ( desa ), is a administrative unit the least high level, whose chief ( kepala desa ) is elected by the direct suffrage. With the Rwanda, this term indicates also the smaller division administrative of the country.
The planetary village (in English total village ) is an expression which expresses the shortening of the distances due to the development of the communications, particularly with Internet. It was created in 1971 by the Canadian Herbert Marshall Mac Luhan, professor at the university of Toronto, when he published War and Peace in the Global Village .
Communes of France including the word Village
- Beaumont-Village (Indre-et-Loire)
- Crucey-Villages (Eure-et-Loir)
- the Large-Village-Beach (Charente-Maritime)
- Neufvillage (the Moselle)
- Roussy-the-Village (the Moselle)
- Saint-Germain-Village (the Eure)
- Sathonay-Village (the Rhone)
- Tremblay-the-Villages (Eure-et-Loir)
- Village-Nine (Haut-Rhin)
- Wy-known as-Pretty-Village (Val-d'Oise)
and formerly, also
- Aubigny-Village (Expensive), belonging to the commune of Aubigny-on-Nère since 1906
- Gavray-Village (Handle), belonging to the commune of Gavray since 1796
- Vierzon-Villages (Expensive), belonging to the commune of Vierzon since 1937
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