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Definition of non-metropolitan in English:


Relating to or denoting the regions outside a metropolis: rural and non-metropolitan America the residents of non-metropolitan areas
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  • The real problems the non-metropolitan areas face are different, and require different responses.
  • Agriculture and forestry are not a major source of rural and non-metropolitan income, nor do they provide employment for most rural or non-metropolitan people.
  • Civil law powers, such as France, were more systematic in incorporation of metropolitan law into non-metropolitan territories.

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