Difference between urban and rural
Urban vs rural:
When it comes to human settlements, the terms urban and rural come in to play very often. These specifications are thus given with regards to the different sorts of human-created structures which are meant for residential, business and other purposes that are needed for the daily functioning of human lives.
What is urban?
The term ‘urban’ refers to town and city areas where development may have reached a quite significant stage. Urban areas have been established as a consequence of urbanization and as a result, urban areas are well planned and structured in order to provide more room for more residential space. The main focus of urban areas are its many improved social facilities such as transport, business prospects, educational facilities and social interaction which pave the way for better standards of living. An urban area benefits rather largely from the advancements of development. In fact, the lives and occupations of the urban population depends upon it. Urban areas are usually classified according to the density of population and also the use of land. In certain countries such as Australia, in order for a certain area to be termed as urban, it requires to have at least a thousand residents with more than two hundred people per square kilometer while two urban areas with less than two kilometers in between are considered one urban zone.
What is rural?
The term ‘rural’ usually refers to villages or hamlets where development and technology has not yet been felt to a great extent. Rural areas and its population basically depend upon agriculture and natural resources as a living and the living conditions in such areas cannot be termed as excessively comfortable. The facilities in these areas are pretty much basic, answering only to the very basic needs of human beings.
What is the difference between rural and urban?
Many differences exist between rural and urban areas. For starters, the term ‘urban’ refers to town or city areas which are well populated whereas the term ‘rural’ refers to village areas or hamlets with a lesser amount of population. Another difference between the two is that urban areas depend much on the social facilities such as business prospects, transportation, education facilities, etc whereas rural areas are mainly dependant on natural resources and agriculture as a form of living.
Development is in its full swing at urban areas and technology is at its best within these premises as well. And yet, rural areas have not seen the likeness of development much yet and is quite under developed with regards to technology as well. The life in rural areas is quite hard because of the lack of facilities. While the lifestyle in urban areas is of a higher standard. Rural areas have only very basic facilities which may not even be sufficient to fulfill the most basic of all human needs.
With regards to education, urban population tends to be more educated or education oriented than the rural population. The reason for this is that the education facilities in urban areas are much more developed than the educational facilities in rural areas and it is essential that one has a good education in order to gain a good employment in urban areas. And yet, one may not be that interested in education in rural areas, as agriculture being the main occupation of its people, one needs not have higher levels of education to engage in such an activity.
Rural areas are rich in culture and nature whereas urban areas might be rather busy in terms of lifestyle and they may not have sufficient time for engaging in cultural activities. Another factor which differentiates the two is that while urban areas may be excessively subjected to pollution, there is no or minimum amount of pollution existing in rural areas which are thus considered as rather conducive to health.
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