Urban Area

Civilization (defined human society)
Created and developed by urbanization
high population density

human features surrounding region
human culture (including "barbarian", and"primitive")
technology, science, and division of labor

Cities, towns or conurbation
Rural settlements included (villages and hamlets)

Metropolitan areas

Metropolitan areas includes

  • urban area (urban core)
  • satellite cities
  • socio-economical rural land

Employment via commuting
Core city = primary labor market


  • agriculture
  • long-distance trade
  • occupational specialization
  • transportation systems
  • standards of measurement (currency)
  • contract and tort-based legal systems
  • monumental architecture

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