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What is the difference between city and town?

Is a city bigger than a town?


Usually yes, but not necessarily. In most English-speaking countries, a city is a town that has been granted a special legal status. In Britain, a city is a town that has been granted the status of city by Royal charter. It is commonly believed among British people that this is dependent on having a cathedral, though this in fact isn't the case. Amatlexico 28 Nov 2003 22:05 UTC