Geography - The Basics - Region

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Geography - The Basics - Region

  1. 1. THE BASICS OF GEOGRAPHY : Region
  2. 2. REGIONS <ul><li>Regions are artificial creations that geographers use to divide the world into sections which can then be compared with other units or studied in more detail on their own </li></ul><ul><li>There are three types of regions: formal, functional, and vernacular </li></ul>
  3. 3. FORMAL REGIONS <ul><li>Formal regions are those regions that are specifically spelled out by government bodies </li></ul><ul><li>Example: The Rocky Mountains, The Malay Archipelago, a country's borders </li></ul>
  4. 4. FUNCTIONAL REGIONS <ul><li>Functional regions are those regions that exist because they serve a particular function </li></ul><ul><li>Example: school boundaries, Congressional districts, etc. </li></ul>
  5. 5. VERNACULAR REGIONS <ul><li>Vernacular regions are those regions that are very loosely defined by people’s understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Example: The South, The Middle East, South Pacific </li></ul>

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