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region:

a relatively large land and/or sea area; geographic area. Geographic regions and subregions are mostly described by their imprecisely defined, and sometimes transitory boundaries, except in human geography where jurisdiction areas such as national borders are clearly defined in law (source of quote) The mention of human geography brings out the point that a region is a geography identified as a district, territory, or the like. Regions are major areas of the world, for example, the continents.

A region within a continent might be made up of a group of nation-states. A county might be described as having subregions within while being identified as a region itself.

The Network, which focuses on a region or subregion from the standpoint of location, uses the term city-region as it delivers resources in support of its mission. Regions as a locations seeking economic development may be made up of several subregions, each making up a local economy. There may be multiple development initiatives forming a ally network of local development efforts. Regional development is area development.

The boundary of a region identified by certain natural and man-made features, such as river valley or industrial zone, is subject to interpretation but may be commonly known by a name that comes from the way locals identify it to outsiders or the way it's promoted.

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related: nation; metropolitan area; micropolitan area; urban area; rural area; locale

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