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The aforementioned conditioning factors make cities multi-element complex forms of settlement undergoing constant transformation. Long-lasting and varied settlement processes manifest themselves in their space. The factors indicated are also a reason for the differentiation of city size and shape, the types of development and the way that space is planned in urban areas ( Koter 1974 ). Cities may be analysed in a number of aspects with regard to the specificity of their appearance and functioning.
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