city and surrounding countryside under its influence; it was the primary political unit of classical Greece
a city and its surrounding farmlands, with its own leaders and government
a geographic area that has one major central city containing a concentration urban residents
an area where the inside is a city and the outside is farmland
a political unit made up of a city and its surrounding lands
a region controlled exclusively by a city A city is an urban area, differentiated from a town, village, or hamlet by size, population density, importance, or legal status
An autonomous state consisting of a city and surrounding territory.
A form of political organization typical of Mesopotamian civilizations; consisted of agricultural hinterlands ruled by an urban-based king. (p. 31)
A city-state is a region controlled exclusively by a city, and usually having sovereignty. Historically, city-states have often been part of larger cultural areas, as in the city-states of ancient Greece and Phoenicia, the Aztecs and Mayans of pre-Columbian Mesoamerica, along the Silk Road in Central Asia, or the city-states of Renaissance Italy.