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metropolitan area

(1) Generally, any area in or around a city. (2) A concept developed by the federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in order to standardize the descriptions of geographical areas so that comparisons of data among various federal agencies could be on an apples-to-apples basis; all data regarding a particular metropolitan area would apply to the same geographical area and the same population density and profile.Today,the concept is called core-based statistical areas,which include metropolitan statistical areas and micropolitan statistical areas. One may find statistical information about each at the Web site of the U.S. Census, www.census.gov/population/www/estimates/aboutmetro.html.

• Metropolitan statistical areas contain at least one urbanized area of 50,000 people or more.

• Micropolitan statistical areas contain at least one urbanized area and a population of 10,000 to 50,000 people.

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Walker is a family housebuilder primarily targeting the two to five bedroom private home market in desirable locations within the Edinburgh commuter belt.
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Low-lying parts of the London commuter belt towns of Dorking, Leatherhead, Guildford, Godalming and Tonbridge have been particularly badly flooded.
Cllr Knowles said the road part of the commuter belt between London and Portsmouth had not witnessed any major incidents prior to Monday night's crash.
cruises and Southampton is closer to both Mediterranean destinations and the wealthy Surrey commuter belt.
The premise is based on research which paints most of us who live in cities as always miserable and desperate for a go at life on the other side of the commuter belt where, naturally, the grass is greener.
But the New York doctor now plans to rebuild his home on the same piece of land in the city's Long Island commuter belt.
Local councillor and leader of Caerphilly council, Lindsay Whittle said: 'Half of that estate is a commuter belt for people living and working in Caerphilly or Cardiff and half is where a lot of retired people live.'
Plans to build up to 2,000 homes on farmland next to an exclusive commuter belt are now unlikely to go ahead