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ur·ban area

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. urban area, populated areanoun

    a geographical area constituting a city or town

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  1. Urban area

    An urban area or urban agglomeration, is a human settlement with high population density and infrastructure of built environment. Urban areas are created through urbanization and are categorized by urban morphology as cities, towns, conurbations or suburbs. In urbanism, the term contrasts to rural areas such as villages and hamlets and in urban sociology or urban anthropology it contrasts with natural environment. The creation of early predecessors of urban areas during the urban revolution led to the creation of human civilization with modern urban planning, which along with other human activities such as exploitation of natural resources leads to human impact on the environment. The world's urban population in 1950 of just 746 million has increased to 3.9 billion in the decades since. In 2009, the number of people living in urban areas (3.42 billion) surpassed the number living in rural areas (3.41 billion) and since then the world has become more urban than rural. This was the first time that the majority of the world's population lived in a city. In 2014 there were 7.2 billion people living on the planet, of which the global urban population comprised 3.9 billion. The Population Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs at that time predicted the urban population would grow to 6.4 billion by 2050, with 37% of that growth to come from three countries: China, India and Nigeria. The UN publishes data on cities, urban areas and rural areas, but relies almost entirely on national definitions of these areas. The UN principles and recommendations state that due to different characteristics of urban and rural areas across the globe, a global definition is not possible. Urban areas are created and further developed by the process of urbanization. Urban areas are measured for various purposes, including analyzing population density and urban sprawl. Unlike an urban area, a metropolitan area includes not only the urban area, but also satellite cities plus intervening rural land that is socio-economically connected to the urban core city, typically by employment ties through commuting, with the urban core city being the primary labor market. Concept of urban area used for economic statistics should not be confused with concept of urban area used for road safety statistics. The last concept is also known as built-up area in road safety.

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  1. urban area

    An urban area, also known as a city or town, is a geographical location characterized by higher population density and vast human features in comparison to areas surrounding it. It is developed and primarily consists of residential, industrial, and commercial structures. Urban areas are marked by advanced infrastructures such as roads, bridges, buildings, etc., along with the implementation of public services such as educational, medical institutions, transportation services, and so on. These areas have a larger concentration of people who are engaged in a wide range of non-agricultural activities.

Wikidata

  1. 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. Urban areas are created and further developed by the process of urbanization. Measuring the extent of an urban area helps in analyzing population density and urban sprawl, and in determining urban and rural populations. Unlike an urban area, a metropolitan area includes not only the urban area, but also satellite cities plus intervening rural land that is socio-economically connected to the urban core city, typically by employment ties through commuting, with the urban core city being the primary labor market. In the US, Metropolitan areas tend to be defined using counties or county sized political units as building blocks of much larger, albeit more condensed population units. Counties tend to be stable political boundaries; economists prefer to work with economic and social statistics based on metropolitan areas. Urbanized areas are a more relevant statistic for determining per capita land usage and densities.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of urban area in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of urban area in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of urban area in a Sentence

  1. Masato Saito:

    This is a very unusual occurrence ; they have never come into an urban area like this before and assaulted this many people.

  2. Graeme Smith:

    Once they get inside an urban area, your air assets and artillery become much less useful.

  3. Amber England:

    Everybody in the state -- whether you live in a rural community or you live in an urban area -- you know of someone who doesn't have health care and won't go to the doctor.

  4. Former Maryland Gov. Parris Glendening:

    He understands what it is like to be the top elected official in a really challenging urban area, including the area of law enforcement, what you've got here is a powder keg in the sense that the community doesn't trust the police and the police doesn't trust the community, amidst a growing sense of poverty and inequity and hopelessness.

  5. Joko Widodo:

    It is a strategic location at the center of Indonesia, close to growing urban area.


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