Urban-type settlement

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Urban structure in the town center of Sortavala in Republic of Karelia, Russia

Urban-type settlement[note 1] is a name for a semi-urban settlement (suburb) used in many Eastern European countries. The name was historically used in Bulgaria, Poland, and the Soviet Union. Today, it is used in many post-Soviet states: Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

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  1. Russian: посёлок городско́го ти́па, romanized: posyolok gorodskogo tipa, abbreviated: Russian: п.г.т., romanized: p.g.t.; Ukrainian: селище міського типу, romanizedselyshche mis'koho typu, abbreviated: Ukrainian: с.м.т., romanizeds.m.t.; Belarusian: пасёлак гарадскога тыпу, romanized: pasiolak haradskoha typu; Polish: osiedle typu miejskiego; Bulgarian: селище от градски тип, romanizedselishte ot gradski tip; Romanian: așezare de tip orășenesc.