Here we learn more about the geography topic of Settlements by looking at pictures and images of settlements and homes from around the world. Houses and settlements have to adapt to a wide range of conditions and this leads to a wide variation in homes around the world. Have a look at these images and see if you can identify some of the conditions that have lead the homes adapting to their environment as they have. 

Images for Geography - Settlements

There are many different types of settlements and these pictures help to give some idea of the variety of different homes and settlements there are around the world. Where the photo is sourced from another site, you can click on it to link through to the website it came from for more information. 

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Trulli houses, Puglia, Italy

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Informal settlement, Johannesburg, South Africa

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High-rise apartments, Tokyo, Japan

High-rise apartments, New York, USA

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English suburban semi-detached houses.

Reconstructed Anglo-Saxon settlement, UK

American suburban semi-detached houses, Las Vegas

Reconstructed Viking house

More homes from around the world

A Bedouin's tent in the Sahara desert in Morocco.

A traditional dwelling in Uganda

A Yurt, Mongolia. These homes are designed to be mobile and can be constructed in two hours.

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A traditional house from Japan. 

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A traditional villa in Spain.

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