countryside

[kuhn-tree-sahyd]
noun
1.
a particular section of a country, especially a rural section.
2.
its inhabitants.

Origin:
1615–25; country + side1

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countryside (ˈkʌntrɪˌsaɪd)
 
n
a rural area or its population

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countryside
lit. "one side of a country" (a valley, a mountain range, etc.), from country + side; hence, "any tract of land having a natural unity" (1727).
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Example sentences
Until you get almost on top of the city, the countryside is quite sparsely
  populated.
There are barricades across the city, extending into the countryside.
The countryside dominates, and the city is an afterthought.
Hundreds of people were killed, the city was destroyed and hundreds of
  thousands fled into the countryside.
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