We explain what the countryside is, what the lifestyle of those who live in the countryside is like and what the characteristics of this territory are.
The countryside is the territory from which agricultural resources are extracted and where people who belong to the rural community settle and carry out their activities , that is, all those who directly or indirectly make rural activity possible.
The concept of the countryside is not homogeneous , and each continent and even each country has its particularities in terms of work and life in the countryside.
Two relevant factors in this sense are the characteristics of the landscape (flat, mountainous , arid, humid, etc.) and the average size of the productive unit, since there are regions where small farms predominate and others with large ranches. Overall distances are also a decisive factor.
Even so, it is possible to outline some general characteristics and differences between the countryside and the city .
In the countryside the population density is low. At present and due to agricultural mechanization and automation processes, in general few people live in the countryside , which implies a high number of square kilometers per inhabitant.
Noise and environmental pollution in the field is minimal. People get around on horseback, by bicycle or in trucks and vans , since there is generally no public transport, and it is precisely public transport that is a great generator of polluting gases and annoying noise.
In the countryside, the houses are usually large and children have a large amount of outdoor space to play freely among siblings, without disturbing the elders or the neighbors with their noise. Cousins or friends often come from other towns to spend time.
Thanks to the large spaces of land available in the countryside, people can maintain orchards or raise animals . Thus, families can be self-sufficient in healthy food, obtained without the addition of chemical pesticides, and that has not been in concentrating markets, which in general also makes it tastier.
There is almost always a small town that concentrates the commercial , administrative and social activity of the people who live in the countryside, adapting to their tastes and customs. The town behaves in this way, not only as a place of utility (for the provision of goods , services, etc.), but also as a reference and identification framework, especially important for young people.
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