Barnstable is a city, referred to as The Town of Barnstable. It is the largest community, both in land area and population on Cape Cod. Barnstable is centrally located in the "bicep" on the Cape Cod arm. It is a creative community with seven villages that make up the one town and all feature art, culture, historic gems, and seaside charm. The town of Barnstable recognizes arts and culture as the economic drivers that contribute to the vibrancy of the area. It has a lively events calendar rich with activities such as classes and workshops, theater, music, festivals, museums, and various outdoor activities.