What is region?

  • (noun): A large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth.
    Example: "Penguins inhabit the polar regions"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Region

Region is most commonly found as a term used in terrestrial and astrophysics sciences also an area, notably among the different sub-disciplines of geography, studied by regional geographers. Regions consist of subregions that contain clusters of like areas that are distinctive by their uniformity of description based on a range of statistical data, for example demographic, and locales. In astrophysics some regions have science-specific terms such as galactic clusters.

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Some articles on region:

Venetian Slovenia
... Sclavanie, Venetian Schiavonia Veneta) is a small mountainous region in northeastern Italy ... Most of the region is located in the Italian region of Friuli Venezia Giulia, in the area between the towns of Cividale del Friuli, Tarcento and Gemona ... It is part of the Province of Udine in the region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia ...
Geography Of The Philippines - Political Geography - Provinces - List of Landlocked Provinces in The Philippines
... landlocked provinces in the Philippines All provinces of Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) Apayao, Abra, Kalinga, Mt ... Province, Ifugao and Benguet Two provinces of Cagayan Valley (Region II) Nueva Vizcaya and Quirino Two provinces of Central Luzon (Region III) Nueva Ecija ...
Queensland Police - Regions
... There are eight police regions and four commands in the State of Queensland, each under command of an Assistant Commissioner Far Northern Region Northern ...
Geography Of Puerto Rico - Physical Geography
... of the main island is divided into three major regions the mountainous region, which includes the Cordillera Central, Sierra de Luquillo Mountains, Sierra de Cayey and Sierra Bermeja, the ... island, dividing it into the northern and southern region ... The mountain region accounts for approximately 60% of the land area ...
Demographics Of Guinea - Ethnic Groups
... or Fulani in English, who are chiefly found in the mountainous region of Fouta Djallon Maninka ... Mandingo in English, mostly inhabiting the savanna of Upper Guinea and the Forest region Susus or Soussous ... Several small groups (Gerzé or Kpelle, Toma, Kissis, etc.) in the forest region and Bagas (including Landoumas), Koniagis etc ...

More definitions of "region":

  • (noun): The extended spatial location of something.
    Synonyms: part
  • (noun): A part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve.
    Example: "In the abdominal region"
    Synonyms: area
  • (noun): The approximate amount of something (usually used prepositionally as in 'in the region of').
    Example: "It was going to take in the region of two or three months to finish the job"
    Synonyms: neighborhood
  • (noun): A knowledge domain that you are interested in or are communicating about.
    Example: "Here we enter the region of opinion"
    Synonyms: domain, realm

Famous quotes containing the word region:

    Death is only a launching into the region of the strange Untried; it is but the first salutation to the possibilities of the immense Remote, the Wild, the Watery, the Unshored.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)

    the Mind of Man—
    My haunt, and the main region of my song.
    William Wordsworth (1770–1850)

    Then, that no region of the universe
    Should remain void of life, the floor of heaven
    Was peopled with the stars and godlike forms,
    The seas became the abode of glittering fish.
    Earth took the beasts and mobile air the birds.
    A holier animal was wanting.
    Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)