Talk:Egani

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You say, a "City" has 90 000 inhabitants (or more). Is 90 000 not a little bit few? --Histor (talk) 23:49, 24 August 2015 (CEST)

I think I'll have to clarify a bit more this part. What I call "city" is what eganian people call "kapol", litterally "big town". As egani is mostly a rural country with few cities, eganian people would consider a 90 000 inhabitants metropolitan area as a very important economical and social center, as it would be the only populated area 60 km around their village. 90 000 surrounded with big cities doesn't sound that important, but 90 000 surrounded by hundreds of small villages, sound more important to people. It's a kind of point of view. Also the therm City has administrative purposes in Egani as a 100 000 inhabitants met. area and a 70 000 met. area don't have the same status at the township and country scale. Anyways I wanted to write City to show that people of the country's point of view is sometimes needed to be shown even if it's just to give social information about them. But to other people I admit it can sound ridiculous, if you want you can call them towns as we talk in english. Regarding to the eganian metropolitan areas' populations and in international language of mapping, which one of them can be considered as a City ? By the way, thanks for asking :-) -- Clik 25 August 2015.

The term "city" in English (at least American English) has nothing to do with population, but rather with a style of government. It took me some time to adjust to the OSM concept that a "city" was something of a certain minimum population, because in many parts of the United States, a "city" is any urban location with a specific type of government that includes a mayor, "city council," etc. Thus, for example, the "City of Trinidad" in the state of California has the population of 367. I think Egani can be a city if it wants to be a city.--Luciano (talk) 00:56, 25 August 2015 (CEST)
Using the "european" meaning of "city" (in opposite to town)= city means a town of more inhabitants and an important standing. So "city" on this sense should have 250 000 inhabitants or more. But as "Clik" wrote = things are relative. If there is no other point of importance, a town of - let us say - 50 000 inhabitants can be the focus of an area. --Histor (talk) 01:29, 25 August 2015 (CEST)