Problems of Geography, 2018, Vol.1-2, DOI:
Svetla Georgieva

The EU’s rural areas are characterized by great diversity in terms of natural, socio-economic and institutional conditions and features. Preparation and implementation of rural development strategies and measures determine the need to define and delimitate these areas by using certain criteria. The aim of this paper is to analyze the approaches to defining rural areas at both international and national level, to explore the international classifications and methodology used for delineation of rural areas. For this purpose, a detailed overview of the international literature on the topic and the legislation in Bulgaria related to rural areas, has been made.

rural areas, definitions, criteria, typologies

Author information:
Author: Svetla Georgieva
Affiliation: National Institute of Geophysics, Geodesy and Geography – BAS, str. Acad. G. Bonchev, bl. 3, Sofia 1113, Bulgaria

How to cite:
Georgieva, S. (2018). ДЕФИНИРАНЕ НА СЕЛСКИТЕ РАЙОНИ. Problems of Geography, 2018, Vol.1-2, p. 35-51.