27 November 2020

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An evolving concept

The adjective rural has traditionally referred to life and activities linked to the countryside. It is used to refer to environments in which people live by making direct use of resources.

Rurality, however, is seen in an increasingly multifaceted way. For instance, we can identify several types of rural area depending on their relationship with cities. These include periurban areas, agricultural spaces (industrialized or not), intermediate cores with services, mountain areas used for second residences and others.

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