郊 means 'suburbs'

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Strokes : 9    Frequency: 1743   JLPT: N2    Usefulness: 4    Study set: 4-21    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: 54    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 6 words   Used in 16 words   Used in 19 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
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The difference between cities and suburbs is hard to discern in Japan. A Japanese city includes the surrounding area, even if it is mountainous or rural. Read about that and learn to talk about city outskirts and suburbs. Also discover a term for any city located 1 to 1.5 hours by train from a metropolis, see where the Japanese do urban farming, and find out about so-called new towns.
⿰   mix; mixed   () group  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 郊 is used 2 times, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 郊 is used 16 times, read 1 way.
コウ : 16 words FIND ALL
suburb; outskirts
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Henshall: 1254  Joy o' Kanji : 1254  Key to Kanji: 338 

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コウ    suburbs, rural areas   
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おおざと group, community, large village   
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コウ   mix; mixed   まぜる to mix, stir   まざる    まじる to be mixed together   まじえる to mix, intersperse   まじわる to intersect   か to take turns   かわす to exchange   
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ロク   むっ six   む    むい    む    
フ   ちち father   
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katakana 'ha'; eight
crossed swords
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