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Aregion is an important way in which the spatial organization of both human society and the natural world can be represented, analyzed, and managed. A region denotes a land area that might be defined by administrative, political, or economical boundaries; a particular sphere of interest (such as commercial); or a common natural phenomenon. In addition to these physical parameters, it might contain certain social or physical features that characterize its distinction. In terms of their scale, regions might range from a few hundred square kilometers to the size of entire continents. Thinking in terms of regions facilitates the management of transportation, industrial activity, business development, planning, administration, and democracy. More theoretically, writers have paid attention to how regions are historically, economically, politically, and culturally ...

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