Rural areas

(1) Countryside: “Rural areas are sparsely settled areas without significant large cities or towns. The countryside refers to certain forms of landscapes and land uses where agriculture and natural areas play an important part.”

(2) Countryside outside of cities, including villages.

Source: (1) Council of Europe 2007: p. 23; (2) Evert 2004: p. 511
Rural areas
Rural area characterised by mixed agricultural land use with small villages, Bergisches Land, near Cologne/Germany (Photo: Alexandra KRUSE 2004)

Rural area characterised by mixed agricultural land use with small villages, Bergisches Land, near Cologne/Germany (Photo: Alexandra KRUSE 2004)

Database entries for Rural areas

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