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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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Nevertheless, to clear the fact that which of natural and human contexts has superiority role in the establishment of rural settlements in the villages of Astara, more study should be investigated.
It seems that geographical factors are involved in the formation of Astara rural settlements.
The matter is that last year Ilinskoe rural settlement did not present the project for participation in this year in the program of initiative budgeting.
According to Rostislav Nikolaevich, and the bulk of the grant of 9 million rubles, which the region was awarded for investment attractiveness, is also aimed at repairing roads: Moskakasinsky, Yaroslavl, and Ilyinsky rural settlements.
The volume of personal per capita income per capita in the Moskakasinsky rural settlement is 1875.
Such meetings will take place in all cultural institutions of each rural settlement.
From now on, the residents of the rural settlements of Zolsk, Belokamenskoe, Kamlyukovo and Khabaz of the Zolsky district, Proletarskoye, Primalkinsky and Altud of the Prokhladnensky district, Lechinkai and Yanikoy of the Chegemsky district, Urukh of the Leskensky district and Nizhny Kurp of the Tersky district are provided with qualitative and uninterrupted water supply.
With the money allocated from the federal and republican budgets, according to this program, gas pipelines have increased in the rural settlements of Sarmakovo, Svetlovodskoye and Prirechnoye in the Zolsky district, p.
The gunmen fled after wreaking havoc on the rural settlements, according to the official.
As for the fight against alcoholization of the population, the head of the district administration called on the heads of rural settlements to take control of alcohol abusers.
The Emergency Ministry has supported the offer made by the administration of Kurgan Region that the region should get additional equipment, tools and gears to develop its fire and rescue stations in remote districts and rural settlements, the Minister said.

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