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rural

(roor′ăl) [L. ruralis, rustic, country]
Pert. to a geographic area (such as a small town or sparsely populated county) where less than 2500 people live.
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Aux images habituelles de l'urbanisation des campagnes se substituent celles, desuetes, de la ruralisation des villes.
This is exactly what ruralisation of certain neighbourhoods within the city achieves.
As a result, as opposed to urbanising the countryside, or at the very least working to assimilate those moving to Egypt's cities from the countryside, what has happened instead is the ruralisation of Egypt's cities.