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Table 5 OpenStreetMap populated place descriptions (descriptions modified from OpenStreetMap places metadata)

From: Using a geographic information system to enhance patient access to point-of-care diagnostics in a limited-resource setting

Type Description Population estimate Count
City Largest urban settlement in province which usually has more than 100,000 people 100,000 1
Suburb A distinct section of an urban settlement with unknown population 100,000 1
Town A second tier urban settlement of local importance with more than 10,000 people 20,000 5
Village A smaller distinct settlement, smaller than a town with <10,000 people 10,000 1303
Hamlet A smaller rural community with 100–200 people 200 83