The charts below show the number of people in Europe who were affected by four types of noise by day and by night in cities and rural areas in 2007. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features and make comparisons where relevant.
The bar graphs depict the number of people in the European continent affected by four kinds of noise during the daytime and nighttime in urban and the countryside in 2007.
Overall, it can be seen that a large number of people were affected by traffic in both periods of the day and cities and rural regions. However, the impact during the day was comparatively higher than at night in both areas.
Traffic affected 64 million people daily and 48 million by night in the cities. Similarly, it impacted on 34million and 24 million people during the day and night, respectively.
Train in the urban areas affected 10 million and 8 million people by day and night in relative terms. In contrast, in the countryside, 8 million were affected during the day and 6 million during nightfall. Aircraft affected 4 million in cities and just 2 million in the countryside. Nonetheless, it disturbed the same number of people at night(1 million).
Industrial noise affected a mere 1 million individuals during daytime and 25 million during sundown, whereas rural communities were free from industrial noise in either part of the day. There was a reduced number of people affected by train noise by 2 million from daytime to sunset in both regions.
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