Difference between Rural and Urban settlements
The key difference between the two settlements is as under-
- Development- The Rural areas are not much developed. They have poor infrastructure while in urban areas, people enjoy a well-developed infrastructure and connectivities like housing roads, airports, railways, ports, etc.
- Density of Population- Since Urban areas offer good development, people usually tend to live there. Hence, Urban areas are densely populated. On the other hand, The rural areas are sparsely populated.
- Employment opportunities- People living in rural areas don’t have many opportunities. They derive their income or support from land-based primary economic activities, such as agriculture. But, in urban areas, the people enjoy the advantages of a lot of opportunities that involve the processing of raw materials and manufacturing of finished goods.
- Social relations- There is a complexity of life in urban settlements and everyone maintains a formal social relationship while in the rural areas, people are less mobile and they have intimate social relationships among them.