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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

Site

A place where an actual town grew up

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

Protection

plenty of water

not too much water

easy to cross rivers or marshes

building materials

supply of wood

flat land

Shelter

Rural

Settlements in the countryside

Urban

Settlements in the centre of a city

Suburban

Settlements in the outskirts of a city

Settlement shapes

Dispersed

Buildings that are well spread out

Nucleated

Building that are bunched up

Linear

They have a long and narrow shape