Towns and Cities

Let’s learn about the difference between towns and cities. It is a very basic concept that needs to be given to kids and the kids must understand the concept very clearly otherwise they will just remain confused for a very long time in their life about the difference between town and city.

So, to avoid this let’s make a simple tutorial to help you make this learning easier for the kid.


A town is a place where people live. It is smaller than a city. There are not a lot of people in town and the buildings are relatively less and smaller. It is not as busy as a city and there is lesser traffic in a town. In a town, you will find small houses surrounded by grassy fields or farms giving a very peaceful look. Things that you might see around a town include farms, cottages, less traffic on narrow roads. Towns are located outside the city area where there is a lesser population and the houses are made beautifully with greenery around them.


A city is bigger and a busier area. People live in small apartments buildings and very few people live in houses. It has very high traffic and you will hardly see any farms around. The population of a city is higher than a town. Many people travel from nearby towns to cities for work.

Cities remain busy all day and all night, for example, New York is called as the city that never sleeps as it is always busy either it is day or night. You might not find a city as peaceful as a town.

So, which would you prefer living in and why?