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agglomeration click to hear : agglomeration

Vast urban concentration consisting of a city and its suburbs.
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village business district airport golf course railyard railroad station road exhibition center parking area warehouse factory container terminal quay stadium track peripheral interchange freeway shopping center refinery landfill

village click to hear : village

Rural center that has a smaller population than a city.

business district click to hear : business district

Area that contains most of the buildings in which the city’s economic activities are carried out (head offices, offices, banks, etc.).

airport click to hear : airport

Location that contains all the technical and commercial facilities needed to support air traffic.

golf course click to hear : golf course

Area of natural land designed for playing golf; it features a course of 9 or 18 holes.

railyard click to hear : railyard

Set of tracks where freight trains are reconfigured to contain cargo cars with the same destination and then dispatched.

railroad station click to hear : railroad station

Covered building for the public where trains and passengers arrive and depart.

road click to hear : road

Communications route connecting two distant geographic points, usually urban centers.

exhibition center click to hear : exhibition center

Building designed to hold trade shows and fairs (auto shows, book fairs, agricultural fairs, etc.).

parking area click to hear : parking area

Area for cars to park.

warehouse click to hear : warehouse

Building used to store merchandise.

factory click to hear : factory

Industrial building where machines are used to process raw materials, manufacture products and produce energy.

container terminal click to hear : container terminal

Area with installations and equipment to store, sort and handle containers.

quay click to hear : quay

Docking area for watercraft; it is designed to allow passengers to embark and disembark and to load and unload cargo.

stadium click to hear : stadium

Large building that is covered or uncovered and surrounded by grandstands; it contains a field used for athletic events.

track click to hear : track

A pair of parallel rails laid end to end and on which trains run.

peripheral click to hear : peripheral

High-speed road that circles the downtown area, making it possible to divert traffic away from downtown or connect two outlying communities.

interchange click to hear : interchange

Construction connecting several roads or highways that meet without crossing.

freeway click to hear : freeway

Large thoroughfare with separate one-way lanes and no crossing streets; reserved for high-speed traffic.

shopping center click to hear : shopping center

Covered space that houses retail stores, one or more megastores and various services such as banks and restaurants.

refinery click to hear : refinery

Plant where substances such as sugar and oil are processed.

landfill click to hear : landfill

Site designated for waste disposal.