Thursday, 28 March 2013

Rural area and urban area

What is a rural area? Rural areas are areas without buildings and with vast open spaces, another word is countryside. In general, a rural area is a geographic area that is located outside the cities and towns. The term rural area often refers to areas in the country concerned which are less densely populated. There are different types of rural areas, depending on how accessible they are from urban areas.

What is a urban area? An urban area is characterized by higher population density and vast human features in comparison to areas surrounding it. Urban areas may be cities, towns or conurbations, but the term is not commonly extended to rural settlements such as villages and hamlets.