What is urban area?

  • (noun): A geographical area constituting a city or town.
    Synonyms: populated area

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.

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San Andrés Cholula, Puebla - The Municipality As Part of Cholula De Rivadavia - Urban Area
... They can access areas of the city cars cannot and they can be used to patrol in small rural areas such as San Rafael, Santa María Tonantzintla and Tehuiloyocan ...
Stavanger/Sandnes
... Stavanger/Sandnes is the third largest urban area of Norway, with a population of approximately 197,852 as of January 1, 2011 ... It consists of the densely built-up areas Stavanger, Sandnes, Sola and Randaberg ... The area has had a big growth in population the later years, and is one of the fastest growing urban areas in Norway ...
Sydney, Australia - Geography - Topography
... Sydney's urban area is in a coastal basin, which is bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the east, the Blue Mountains to the west, the Hawkesbury River to the north and the Royal National Park to the south ... The Sydney area is not affected by significant earthquakes ... The urban area has around 70 harbour and ocean beaches, including the famous Bondi Beach ...
List Of Tallest Buildings And Structures In Liverpool - Tallest Buildings and Structures in The Liverpool Urban Area
... below contains the tallest buildings and structures in the Liverpool Urban Area ... This term is used by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) to denote the urban area around Liverpool ... Rank Name Area Height Floors Year Notes 1 The Triad Bootle 89 (291) 01.0 23 1974 2 Magdalen House Bootle 67 (220) 01.0 18 3 Northbank East Tower Seacombe 64 (210) 01.0 21 4 Strand House Bootle 62 (203) 01.0 ...
Urban Area - Definitions - United States
... In the United States there are two categories of urban area ... The term urbanized area denotes an urban area of 50,000 or more people ... Urban areas under 50,000 people are called urban clusters ...

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    A peasant becomes fond of his pig and is glad to salt away its pork. What is significant, and is so difficult for the urban stranger to understand, is that the two statements are connected by an and and not by a but.
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