rural area

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Noun1.rural area - an area outside of cities and townsrural area - an area outside of cities and towns; "his poetry celebrated the slower pace of life in the country"
back country, backwoods, boondocks, hinterland - a remote and undeveloped area
farming area, farmland - a rural area where farming is practiced
grazing land, ley, pasture, pastureland, lea - a field covered with grass or herbage and suitable for grazing by livestock
countryside - rural regions
scrubland - an uncultivated region covered with scrub vegetation
weald - an area of open or forested country
wold - a tract of open rolling country (especially upland)
populated area, urban area - a geographical area constituting a city or town
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According to the report, there were only 55 primary care physicians per 100,000 rural area residents in 2005.
HOUSE prices in rural areas have fallen by less than in urban areas over the past year, according to the latest annual Halifax Rural Housing Review.
During the 1980s, at a time when most young South Korean women left the rural areas in search of better city jobs and more eligible husbands, Lee Yun-Oh stayed in the largest organized farming county of Naju and married a farmer.
One area of the country that has seen urban settings increasingly encroach on rural areas is the northwestern United States It has also been called the "hotbed of the environmental movement.
The target community for the public library-based school-community library is a community living in a rural area, which, in all likelihood, falls under the authority of a traditional leader.
MOBILE phone users in rural areas are more at risk of a brain tumour than those living in towns, a report has found.
Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome in the rural area of Juquitiba, Sao Paulo Metropolitan Area, Brazil.
Most inhabit either remote rural areas of developing countries outside electrical power grids or urban areas with inadequate utility systems.
North's only voice on advisory board to focus on rural areas
safe drinking water and adequate water for washing clothes and cleaning the home facilities in the rural area where we live.
Solo practice for an obstetrician in a rural area can be insane.
But though the property rights movement in Washington and elsewhere grew rapidly, activists spent most of those early years in rural areas out of the limelight and without political influence.

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