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What is a rural area?
An area which is more densely populated than an urban area
An area which is less densely populated than an urban area
An area where there are many shops and industries
A rural area which is next to an urban area is called:
a rural urban fringe.
a rural edge.
an urban edge.
Rural areas have seen a decline in primary employment. One reason is:
the mechanisation of the countryside.
the lack of skilled workforce.
a reduction in the need for crops.
There are pressures which rural areas suffer from. Which one is NOT a pressure in a rural area?
Urban to rural migration
People moving to the area attracted by the bright lights of the city
People wishing to retire in a quieter area