An apartment (American English), or flat (British English, Indian English, South African English), is a self-contained housing unit (a type of residential real estate) that occupies part of a building, generally on a single story. There are many names for these overall buildings, see below. The housing tenure of apartments also varies considerably, from large-scale public housing, to owner occupancy within what is legally a condominium (strata title or commonhold), to tenants renting from a private landlord (see leasehold estate).

Apartments facing Central Park in Midtown Manhattan, New York City
Apartments in Madrid, Spain
Apartments on Rue de Monceau, in Paris
Diverse types of apartments in Minato, Tokyo, Japan
A block of flats in Birmingham, England

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