- Historical development of the village
- Forms of villages
- Structural change
- Essential characteristics of the village
- Spatial category
- Current problems and outlook
Villages are not homogenous settlement, economic and social areas. Their diversity reflects different spatial, social and economic realities which are influenced by demographic factors (growing and shrinking villages). The main structural features include the influence of agriculture, the unity of the civil and economic community, the direct connection with the natural environment and landscape as well as the limited number of inhabitants and population density.