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Describing a town or vicinity outside a major, metropolitan area. Rural areas have low population density. Most people in rural areas work in urban or suburban areas, but some still work in agricultural or energy producing industries. In the United States, living in a rural area can qualify one for some forms of government assistance, such as a USDA mortgage.


Concerning the country. Contrast with urban or suburban.

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Under his five-year leadership, the institute served as a valuable resource to Catholic Rural Life and the U.
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With his recollections of rural life among Jews, Ukrainians, Rumanians, Poles, and Germans in Bucovina, Rosenkranz recaptures a vanished moment of cultural history.
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