Metropolitan area

(Reguidit frae Metropolitan aurie)

The term metropolitan area refers tae a region consistin o a densely populatit urban core an its less-populatit surroondin territories, sharin industry, infrastructur, an hoosin.[1] A metropolitan area uisually encompasses multiple jurisdictions an municipalities: neighborhuids, tounships, ceeties, suburbs, exurbs, coonties, an even states. As social, economic an poleetical institutions hae chyngit, metropolitan areas hae become key economic an poleetical regions.[2]

Densely populatit metropolitan aurie (Wastren Tokyo)


  1. Squires, G. Ed. Urban Sprawl: Causes, Consequences, & Policy Responses. The Urban Institute Press (2002)
  2. Mark, M., Katz, B., Rahman, S., and Warren, D. MetroPolicy: Shaping A New Federal Partnership for a Metropolitan Nation. Brookings Institution: Metropolitan Policy Program Report. (2008). 4-103.