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Geography: Settlement by Mind Map: Geography: Settlement
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Geography: Settlement

Types of sites

Wet point site

Has a good, clean water supply

Bridging site

At a point where you can cross a river easily

Defensive site

Easy to defend from attack

Gap site

At a gap in a ridge of hills or mountains(and usually on a good route between them)

Dry point site

Safe from flooding


A place where an actual town grew up

Eight good reasons why people would settle and have a site there


plenty of water

not too much water

easy to cross rivers or marshes

building materials

supply of wood

flat land



Settlements in the countryside


Settlements in the centre of a city


Settlements in the outskirts of a city

Settlement shapes


Buildings that are well spread out


Building that are bunched up


They have a long and narrow shape