Thursday, 13 October 2011

What is a region

Region is a term used in geography that is used in reference to various ways among the different topics of geography. In general, a region is a medium-scale area of land, Earth or water, smaller than the whole areas of interest (which could be, for example, the world, a nation, a river basin, mountain range, and so on).

Regions are areas and or the spaces used in the study of geography.

A region can be defined by:
- physical characteristics,
- human characteristics and
- functional characteristics.

As a way of describing spatial areas, the concept of regions is important and widely used among the many fields of geography.