I would like to embark on a massive Minecraft build that includes NPC villagers. Now I would like to know how large of a "village" I can make. I was reading that they have to be within 16 blocks horizontally from a door to register. Also, I read that to transplant villagers to another village they have to be moved at least 32 blocks away from their original village.

Does this all mean that I can only make a village that is up to 64 blocks across?

Also, since wells are considered to be the center of a village, can I create wells every 64 blocks to create another village adjacent to one?

  • try and keep each question to one question c:
    – Paralytic
    Mar 6, 2013 at 19:02
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    Sorry about that. I was just trying to figure out how large a village can be and if I can bypass that size limiter with additional wells. Most importantly, I would like to know how large a village can be. Mar 6, 2013 at 19:09
  • From what I understand, you also want to simulate a larger village by having two (or more) villages situated next to each other, is this right?
    – Coronus
    Mar 6, 2013 at 19:34
  • Basically yes. I would like to build a large city/town and have lots of villagers there to trade with. It's going to be part of a server spawn town. I just haven't read or seen anything that helps me to answer this, that's why i'm asking. Mar 6, 2013 at 19:39
  • No need for apologies, just giving advice
    – Paralytic
    Mar 6, 2013 at 20:04

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Essentially, infinite.

The value of 32 blocks determines how far away from an existing village a villager must be to create a new village. Hence, if you build a load of village structures 32 blocks apart, you will have saturated the land with villages. Then, just expand from your 'nodes' to create a village around each one. From the villagers' perspective, there will be a separate village every 32 blocks, but from the players' they'll all appear to be the same.

So by 'Essentially infinite' I meant you can create a continuous village-scape that will be populated with villagers, and each actual village therein will be ~64x64.

  • Thank you! Alright, what do you mean by "Village structures" or nodes, is that a house or well or...? Thanks again Mar 7, 2013 at 17:16
  • It's a house. Wells do not define a village; you can have a village without a well.
    – Timtech
    Jul 31, 2013 at 18:57

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