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Townlet is an attempt to translate the Russian term posyolok gorodskogo tipa (посёлок городского типа), abbreviated P.G.T. (пгт), or the similar Ukrainian selyshche mis'koho typu/S.M.T. (селище міського типу/смт)—literally "urban-type settlement". A townlet was one of the results of Soviet urban design, a locality intermediate in character and status between towns and villages. The classification is still used in former USSR countries like Ukraine or Russia. State motto (Russian): Пролетарии всех стран, соединяйтесь! (Transliterated: Proletarii vsekh stran, soedinyaytes!) (Translated: Workers of the world, unite!) Capital Moscow Official language None; Russian (de facto) Government Federation of Socialist republics Area  - Total  - % water 1st before collapse 22,402,200 km² Approx. ... Urban design is related to urban planning, but focuses on the physical design of places through place making. ...


In size a townlet is similar to a village, however its infrastructure is urban. Usually it is centered on at least a single industry. One of the defining features of a townlet in the former USSR was economic independence from agriculture. A village is a human residential settlement commonly found in rural areas. ...


In the field of administrative subdivision, most of the raion centers in the Soviet Union and post-Soviet countries were townlets, or towns/cities. See rayon for the textile made of processed cellulose. ...


Soviet Union

According to the Great Soviet Encyclopedia, three main types of localities were included under the description P.G.T.: Title page of the 3rd ed. ...

  • Workers' settlement: a locality with factories, mining industry, power stations, construction industry, with a maximum of 3,000 inhabitants.
  • Health resort: a locality with a focus on sanatarium and health facilities.
  • Dacha locality: settlement with a focus on private recreation at summer and on weekends with agricultural activities not more than 25%.

Dacha ▶(?) (Russian: да́ча) is a name for summer home or vacation house in Russia and CIS countries where people spend their summer holidays and grow fruit and vegetables for their own use. ...

Ukrainian SSR

The Supreme Soviet of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic defined a townlet in 1981 as follows: The Supreme Soviet (Russian: , Verhovniy Sovet, literally the Supreme Council) comprised the highest legislative body in the Soviet Union in the interim of the sessions of the Congress of Soviets, and the only one with the power to pass constitutional amendments. ... State motto: Пролетарі всіх країн, єднайтеся! Official language None. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

  • a locality of under 2,000 inhabitants, consisting of at least ⅔ workers or employees or their families;
  • with industrial enterprises, buildings, and a railroad connection

or

  • localities with educational or research institutions;
  • with sanatoriums or recreational institutions.

In exceptional cases, even localities of 500 to 2,000 inhabitants could attain townlet status, if they had economic development potential.


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Townlet is an attempt to translate the Russian term posyolok gorodskogo tipa (посёлок городского типа) or the similar Ukrainian selyshche mis'koho typu (селище міського типу)—literally "urban-type settlement".
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