Urban Life vs. Rural Life | How the States Got Their Shapes | History
What is URBAN AREA? What does URBAN AREA mean? URBAN AREA meaning, definition & explanation
Differences between Rural and Urban Areas (Geography)
Rural and urban areas
An urban area or urban agglomeration is a human settlement with high population density and infrastructure of built environment. Urban areas are created through urbanization and are categorized by urban morphology as cities, towns, conurbations or suburbs. In urbanism, the term contrasts to rural areas such as villages and hamlets and in urban sociology or urban anthropology it contrasts with natural environment. The creation of early predecessors of urban areas during the urban revolution led to the creation of human civilization with modern urban planning, which along with other human activities such as exploitation of natural resources leads to human impact on the environment.