What does urban area mean?

Definitions for urban area

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. urban area, populated area(noun)

    a geographical area constituting a city or town


  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.


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Graeme Smith:

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

  2. Jeanette Mott Oxford:

    When you live in an urban area, there is money needed for public safety, public health, even just repairing potholes, i just became so cynical.

  3. 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.

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