A hamlet is a a rural community—that is, a small settlement—which is too small to be considered a village. The name comes from the diminutive of a French word for an enclosed piece of land or pasture. In Lovia, hamlets are small places located outside a town or city, but belonging to the most nearby location. Hamlets are a bit smaller than neighborhoods and villages, but are quite similar in fact. The existence and use of hamlets is enshrined in the Federal Law, in the 2011Settlement Act by William Krosby.
Hamlets have the existence rights since the Hamlet Act (Federal Law) was accepted by Congress May 29, 2008. On May 4, 2011, the Settlement Act was passed, altering several requirements of hamlets. The law text as accepted, is the following:
Article 1 - Settlement Act
A hamlet is a very minor settlement affiliated with a town or city.
A hamlet must:
Have a population below five hundred. If larger, the hamlet loses affiliation with towns or cities and becomes a village.
Consist mainly of non-industrial and non-commercial lots.
Exceptions can be made by a congressional vote.
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The word hamlet has many meanings, including the name of a famous Shakespeare play. For more meanings of hamlet, check Wikipedia: Hamlet.