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Rural

Relating to the countryside

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Rural landscape

Mental or visual picture of the countryside

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Rural population

People living in the countryside in farms, isolated houses, hamlets and villages.

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Gentrification

Migration of people from a high socio-economic class into poorer ares. Allowing a spiral of development to arise.

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Green belt

Ara of open land retained around a city or town over which there are wide-ranging planning restrictions upon development

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Key village

Village designated to be developed in terms of goods and services available to its population and the one of surrounding areas.

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Rural depopulation

Decrease in population of rural areas.

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Urabanisation of poverty

Increasing concentration of poorer areas.

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Urban hierarchy

Grouping together urban areas into distinctive levels of functional importance.

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Town

Centre of population and business. Next step after a village.

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Village

Group of houses and other buildings (services). Larger than a hamlet but smaller than a town.

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Metropolitan village

Village that has been transformed into a commuter settlement due to its proximity to a large urban area.

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Hamlet

Very small rural settlement .

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LEDC

Less Economically Developed Country

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MEDC

More Economically Developed Country.