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Types, pattern and shape of the settlement are the significant characteristic of the settlements, which is considered morphology of rural settlement. The type refers to relationship of number of dwellings and number of sides (Singh, 1994). In the present paper to identify the types of rural settlements, dispersal index has been calculated along with shape index using the Haggett’s (1965) formula. In the study area 34 villages have ‘Pentagonal Shape’ which are scattered all over in the blocks. Compact rural settlement is an outcome of productive land with a favorable climatic condition so the permanent agriculture. However, dispersed rural settlement is an expression of rugged and undulating topography whereupon the land use is segregated in varieties that lead to the dispersed rural settlement.