Are there any planets in the Star Wars universe that have multiple settlements?

It seems every time anyone lands on a planet they immediately go to a major 'settlement' (city, village, etc.) and whenever they need to escape they jump to space instead of trying to find a different place on the planet.

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    Tatooine? Mos Eisley, Mos Espa, etc.
    – Null
    Commented Dec 28, 2017 at 18:46
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    Naboo: Theed, Otoh Gunga, Lake Country.
    – vynsane
    Commented Dec 28, 2017 at 18:52
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    @Null Anchorhead, Toche Station
    – CBredlow
    Commented Dec 28, 2017 at 19:02

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There are multiple instances of planets that have multiple settlements, towns, or cities. Tatooine has been mentioned alread. Naboo has Theed, Otoh Gunga, and the Lake Country.

However, the true question here is why characters choose to leave the planet when on the run instead of attempting to hide out in a settlement/town on the same planet. The fact is, they do both. The Gungans abandoned Otoh Gunga and go to The Sacred Place when under attack by the Trade Federation.

That said, when faced with a threat that can track you wherever you go in 'normal' space, Hyperspace is the only option. This is why most characters will leave a planet and/or entire system in order to escape a foe.

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    About that not being able to track you in Hyperspace thing ..
    – Peter M
    Commented Dec 28, 2017 at 23:06
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    Well, until recently that was the way to shake a tail...
    – vynsane
    Commented Dec 28, 2017 at 23:14

On Tatooine, there are multiple settlements. In The Phantom Menace, Qui-Gon specifically mentions multiple settlements when they arrive on the planet. At a minimum, the larger communities include Mos Eisley and Mos Espa, as well as smaller places like Anchorhead.

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