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The town is intermediate between rural and urban communities. It is too large for all inhabitants to be acquainted with one another, yet small enough for informal relationships to predominate.

Social behavior more closely resembles the rural than the metropolitan city pattern. Towns are places with population of 5,000 and more. Three conditions of a place being classified as a town are:

  • The population is more than 5,000.
  • The density is not less than 400 sq.km.
  • Not less than 75% of the adult male population is engaged in non -agricultural activities.
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