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Unknown area

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Unknown area  (UNKNOWN area)

In many countries a rural area1 is defined as an administrative district in which the population is below a certain level (often taken as 2,000). Other areas are called urban areas2. The rural population3 is the population living in rural areas, the urban population4 that living in urban areas. Rules for allocating the population of particular areas to the urban and rural sector respectively differ in different countries.

  • 3. rural adj. — ruralization n., growth in the proportion of persons living in rural areas.
    "rural population" should not be confused with "agricultural population" (359-2).
  • 4. urban adj. — urbanization n., growth in the proportion of persons living in urban areas.