Ch. 13.6 Defining Urdan Settlements
Legal definition of city
Has been legally incorperated into an idependent, self governing unit.
In the united states, the centeral city and the surrounding built-up suburbs.
metropolitan statistical area (MSA)
In the United States, a geographical region with a relatively high population density at its core and close economic ties throughout the area
Rural and urban areas
The Growth of Megacities
Core based statistical area (CBAs)
In the United States, a term reffering to either a metropolitan or micropolitan statistical area.
Combined statistical area (CSAs)
In the United States, two or more contigous core based statistical areas tied together by commuting patterns.