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Characteristics of the rural-urban fringe

GCSE, AS, A-Level
AQA, Edexcel, OCR, IB

Last updated 31 Jul 2018

What is the rural-urban fringe? Quite simply it’s the transition zone where urban and rural areas meet, mix and sometimes clash.

It's a manmade version of the "edge effect", which in the natural world is the juxtaposition of two contrasting environments or ecosystems.

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