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Building
Description Any independent free-standing structure comprising one or more rooms or other spaces, covered by a roof and usually enclosed within external walls or dividing walls that extend from the foundations to the room. (United Nations, 1977, p. 168) See also residential building.
Source United Nations (1977a). 1977 Supplement to the Statistical Yearbook and the Monthly Bulletin of Statistics -- Methodology and Definitions. Statistical Office, Series S, Suppl. 2 and Series Q, Suppl. 2 (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.78.XVII.10).
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