Rural space


Dernière mise à jour le :13/10/2016


The rural or predominantly-rural space comprises all the small urban units and rural municipalities that do not belong to the predominantly-urban space (urban hubs, suburban rims and multicentric municipalities). This space is very extensive, representing 70% of total surface area and two-thirds of all the municipalities in Metropolitan France.


This definition is no longer in force in the new zoning of urban areas (October 2011).