What is rural?

  • (adj): Living in or characteristic of farming or country life.
    Example: "Rural people"; "large rural households"; "unpaved rural roads"; "an economy that is basically rural"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Rural

In general, a rural area is a geographic area that is located outside cities and towns. The Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services defines the word "rural" as encompassing "...all population, housing, and territory not included within an urban area. Whatever is not urban is considered rural."

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Some articles on rural:

Kidapawan - Industries - Banking Institutions
... Asian Hills Bank Cooperative Rural Bank Of Cotabato Enterprise Bank Land Bank of the Philippines Metro Bank Philippine National Bank Banco de Oro Rural Bank ...
Hürth - History
... On April 1, 1930, the rural communities of Hürth (with Alstädten and Knapsack), Berrenrath, Fischenich, Gleuel (with Sielsdorf and Burbach), Hermülheim ... This made Hürth the largest rural community of Germany until 1978, when Hürth ceased being a rural community and became a suburb of Cologne as new developments in Efferen closed the gap between the city of Cologne ... The country administration of the rural district Cologne was seated in Hürth on November 22, 1963 ...
Swedish Pomerania - Population
... The population of Swedish Pomerania were 82,827 subjects in 1764, (58,682 rural, 24,145 urban population, 40% of the rural population were leibeigen serfs) 89,000 in 1766, 113,0 ...
Rural District
... Rural districts were a type of local government area – now superseded – established at the end of the 19th century in England, Wales, and Ireland for the administration of predominantly rural areas at a ...
Uffington Rural District
... Uffington was a rural district in Lincolnshire, Parts of Kesteven from 1894 to 1931 ... It was created in 1894 from that part of the Stamford rural sanitary district which was in Kesteven (the rest forming part of either Ketton Rural District in Rutland ... in 1931, and went to form part of the South Kesteven Rural District ...

More definitions of "rural":

  • (adj): Relating to rural areas.
    Example: "Rural electrification"; "rural free delivery (RFD)"

Famous quotes containing the word rural:

    Nor rural sights alone, but rural sounds,
    Exhilarate the spirit, and restore
    The tone of languid Nature.
    William Cowper (1731–1800)

    Once wealth and beauty are gone, there is always rural life.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927)

    No, in your rural letter box
    I leave this note without a stamp
    To tell you it was just a tramp
    Who used your pasture for a camp.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)