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urban area

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(Human Geography) (in population censuses) a city area considered as the inner city plus built-up environs, irrespective of local body administrative boundaries
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Noun1.urban area - a geographical area constituting a city or townurban area - a geographical area constituting a city or town
megalopolis - a very large urban complex (usually involving several cities and towns)
conurbation, sprawl, urban sprawl - an aggregation or continuous network of urban communities
common, commons, green, park - a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area; "they went for a walk in the park"
municipality - an urban district having corporate status and powers of self-government
new town - a planned urban community created in a rural or undeveloped area and designed to be self-sufficient with its own housing and education and commerce and recreation
barrio - an urban area in a Spanish-speaking country
rural area, country - an area outside of cities and towns; "his poetry celebrated the slower pace of life in the country"
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We organized articles by the size of urban area in the following classes: Large Urban Areas that include urban areas with populations that exceed 500,000 persons; Middle Size Urban Areas that include urban areas with populations between 50,000 and 500,000 persons; and Small Urban Areas, those with populations that are between 10,000 and 50,000 persons (see Table 2).
and other major urban areas for nearly $411 million in grant funding.
An infrastructure upon which the area depends that may also occupy manmade terrain and provides human services, and cultural and political structure for the urban area and often beyond; perhaps for the entire nation.
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