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    In general, a rural area or a countryside is a geographic area that is located outside towns and cities. The Health Resources and Services Administration of the United States Department of Health and Human Services defines the word rural as encompassing "...all population, housing, and territory not included within an urban area. Whatever is not urban is considered rural." Typical rural areas have a low population density and small settlements. Agricultural areas and areas with forestry typicall

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      In Canada, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and...

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      Rural development is the process of improving the quality of...

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      In medicine, rural health or rural medicine is the...

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  2. Rural areas in the United States, often referred to as Rural America, consists of approximately 97% of the United States' land area. An estimated 60 million people, or one-in-five residents (19.3% of the total U.S. population ), live in Rural America.

  3. Rural areas are areas which are not towns or cities. They are often farming or agricultural areas. These areas are sometimes called "the country" or "countryside".

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    Rural development is the process of improving the quality of life and economic well-being of people living in rural areas, often relatively isolated and sparsely populated areas. Rural Development has traditionally centered on the exploitation of land-intensive natural resources such as agriculture and forestry. However, changes in global production networks and increased urbanization have changed the character of rural areas. Increasingly tourism, niche manufacturers, and recreation have replac

    Rural development actions are intended to further the social and economic development of rural communities. Rural development programs were historically top-down approaches from local or regional authorities, regional development agencies, NGOs, national governments or international development organizations. However, a critical 'organization gap' identified during the late 1960s, reflecting on the disjunction between national organizations and rural communities led to a great focus on community

    In Uganda specifically, several mid-century centrist administrations, particularly the regimes of Idi Amin and Milton Obote, described as brutal and ineffective led to a sharp drop in responsiveness to citizen’s needs between 1966 and 1986. As a result of these administrations, several constraints were placed on local governments that prevented effective development initiatives: every single employee in local governments had to be appointed by the president, all local budgets and bylaws ...

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    Hey everyone I just added a section to North America-->Rural Gender. This topic explains a number of research articles that I have found and used to explain rural gender. Please let me know if you have suggestions to improve this or any additions for the section. Thanks!Lauren Taylor 455 (talk) 22:52, 17 November 2013 (UTC) Should this really have an adjective as a title? How about a move to Countryside, which currently redirects here? -- Oliver P.02:57, 22 Aug 2003 (UTC) You are correct that an adjective doesn't make a great titlem though we also have "urban." However, "rural" is probably the operative word; countryside has a subtley different meaning. So I don't recommend such a move. A move to "rural geography" or some such might be more appropriate. Kat12:26, 22 Aug 2003 (UTC) 1. I now question why Rural was moved to Rural area. Tha Urban article is not a redirect but a disambiguation page. Surely the terms urban and rural are both adjectives but as they are also antonyms they s...

    There are plenty of other synonyms for rural areas, some of them derogatory (depending on who you ask): sticks, boonies, boondocks, middle of nowhere. I usually use the term “northwoods” in reference to Central Minnesota since it’s so heavily forested and rather far north. I think we should include some of these. Lmeister (talk) 15:33, 8 July 2008 (UTC)

    It seems to portray rural areas as lacking services, when in most cases a majority of those mentioned will exist in rural towns of say 1000 people. Outside of rural settlements the mentioned lack of services is far more applicable. Nbound01:41, 27 August 2006 (UTC)

    In Canada, there is a thing called a Census metropolitan area which has census collection from both rural and urban portions. Also, the Metro Detroit area is a metropolis consisting of counties rather than contiguous cities; I also believe that some rural parts of the counties are considered part of the Metro Detroit area. Should we make an article called Rural metropolis since some rural land is considered part of metropolises for major cities? --SuperDude01:12, 9 May 2005 (UTC)

    Due to limited to nonexistant law enforcement, those living in these areas will shoot and killany and all intruders. Martial Law05:49, 26 December 2005 (UTC)

    This very short article seems to me to be a stub, but I do't know what category of stub to put it under. Brbigam23:38, 9 June 2006 (UTC) yo this makes no sense and i am 11 ΏΏΏAwesomeXCool

    I think there might be something to add into the article about that many as much as about 56% of people who live in rural areas in North America are on the autistic spectrum. I think I read it somewhere but I forgot the source if anyone can find it.

    The Rural town oxymoronic expression has about a million google hits. Can someone add a couple of words about it? `'mikka (t)01:15, 18 July 2006 (UTC)

    I have removed the following text: I am not an expert on such things but I think that would depend not only on the country (Australia versus the United Kingdom for example), but would also depend on the region. The "per square mile" measurement is not used in those countries which don't use the imperial system (which is everywhere besides the UK and the US). I didn't see the point of clarifying that so I removed the section. I also removed the parts about rural communities in the UK - this is an international article and should describe the universal characteristics of rural communities, not the system used by one particular country. Graham8711:46, 14 April 2007 (UTC) rural areas are empty areas of land with lack of people as opposed to city life. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:52, 24 February 2009 (UTC) awesome work ichecked your awards nice work (i am 11) :) LOL ΏΏΏAwesomeXCool — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:17, 26 Nove...

    I have sympathy with the removal of this waffling essay, but the referenced content might be worth boiling down to some concise points. Johnbod (talk) 05:43, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

  4. › wiki › Rural_healthRural health - Wikipedia

    Rural health. Village elders participate in a training for rural health care workers in Ethiopia. In medicine, rural health or rural medicine is the interdisciplinary study of health and health care delivery in rural environments. The concept of rural health incorporates many fields, including geography, midwifery, nursing, sociology, economics ...

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