Analysis of the Weekly Movement of 13 Year Old Girls. Comparison between urban and rural areaAim: The physical activity of 13 year old girls in rural communities of the province of Styria and the city of Graz was recorded objectively. The main goal of the study was to determine how many girls in the city and in the countryside actually meet the Austrian recommendations for health.Method: In total, the results of 138 girls from nine different schools in Graz and 50 girls from three different rural schools of the province of Styria were included in the analysis. The participants carried an accelerometer (ActiGraph, GT3x+) for seven days. The measurements in Graz were carried out between April and July 2011, while the measurements in the rural communities were performed between November 2011 and March 2012. Results: All girls (n=138 city) and (n=50 country) carried the accelerometer for at least four days (including one day of the weekend) and for at least ten hours per day. The activity recommendation of 60 minutes of activity per day with moderate to vigorous intensity on all days of the week was reached by none of the girls. Compared with the girls from the countryside, the girls in the city performed more physical activity. During the week and on weekends, the girls from the city were physically more active than the girls from the rural areas, with light as well as with moderate to vigorous intensity. In the mornings as well as in the afternoons, the girls from the cities were also physically more active during the week than those from the countryside.Conclusion: In general, the results of the study demonstrated that 13 year old girls from the city and from the countryside are inactive for most of the day and they do not meet the recommendation of 60 minutes of activity per day with moderate to vigorous intensity. Key words: Accelerometer, physical activity.