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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

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  • [source of definition ] wikipedia" , "[controlled by ] Leca Stefan 14.06.2013

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  • MAES Working Group


  • 0000-0003-0631-8231


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