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A subregion is a part of a larger region or continent and is usually based on location. Cardinal directions, such as south or southern, are commonly used to define a subregion.

United Nations subregions

File:United Nations geographical subregions.png|thumb|350px|right|The UN geoscheme, created by the UN Statistics Division. For statistical consistency and for convenience, each country or area is shown in one region only: e.g., Russia (Eastern Europe), which is in Europe and AsiaAsiaThe Statistics Division of the United Nations (UN) is in charge of the collection, processing, and dissemination of statistical information for the UN.United Nations Statistics Division - About Us In 1999, it developed a system of macro-geographical (continental) regions, subregions, and other selected economic groups to report advances towards achieving numerous millennial development goals worldwide. These statistical divisions were devised for statistical purposes and is used for carrying out statistical analysis.United Nations Statistics Division - Standard Country and Area Codes Classifications The division's first publication was the book World's Women 2000: Trends and Statistics in 2000.
According to the UN, the assignment of countries or areas to specific groupings is for statistical convenience and does not imply any assumption regarding political or other affiliation of countries or territories.Standard country or area codes and geographical regions for statistical use

Subregions by continent

The following is a non-exhaustive list of subregions, arranged alphabetically by region (i.e., by continent); in the UN geoscheme, higher-level, macro-geographical regions are arranged to the extent possible according to continents.

Afro-Eurasia

Africa

East Sudanian Savanna (also part of East Africa) East Sudanian Savanna (also part of Central Africa)* Sudd Maghreb West Sudanian Savanna

Eurasia

Asia

China* Hong Kong (some geographers consider it as part of Northeast Asia)* Macau (some geographers consider it as part of Northeast Asia)* Mainland China** North China (Eastern Inner Mongolia is also part of Northeast China)** Northeast China (also part of Northeast Asia)** Southeast China*** East China (some geographers include the Taiwan Island, Penghu, Kinmen, Matsu Islands, and Senkaku Islands in this subregion)*** South Central China Central China South China (including the Hainan Island, Paracel Islands, and Zhongsha Islands; some geographers also include Hong Kong, Macau, and the Pratas Islands in this subregion)** Western China*** Northwest China (some geographers consider Qinghai and Xinjiang as part of Central Asia)*** Southwest China (some geographers consider Tibet as part of Central Asia) Taiwan (some geographers consider it as part of Northeast Asia)* James Shoal China* Eastern Inner Mongolia* Northeast China Japan Korea (the Korean Peninsula)* North Korea* South Korea Russia* Outer Manchuria (also part of North Asia)* Sakhalin (also part of North Asia) Outer Manchuria (also part of Northeast Asia) Sakhalin (also part of Northeast Asia) Central India East India Northeast India North India South India Western India Malay Peninsula* Peninsular Malaysia* Southern Thailand Nusantara* East Malaysia North Caucasus South Caucasus (Transcaucasia) Mesopotamia China proper Middle East (aka the Near East)* Arabia (Arabian Peninsula) Northern and southern China Malay world (aka Greater Indonesia)* Nusantara

Europe

Scandinavia* Sápmi, since 1809 divided between Finland and Sweden

Americas

{{See also|Americas (terminology)}} Central America – the UN includes Clipperton Island and Mexico in this subregion South America Mesoamerica

North America

Caribbean (aka the Antilles)* The Greater Antilles** Hispaniola* The Lesser Antilles** The Leeward Antilles** The Leeward Islands** The Windward Islands Lucayan Archipelago Eastern Canada* Atlantic Canada** The Maritimes* Central Canada Northern Canada* Canadian Arctic Archipelago Western Canada* Canadian Prairies* West Coast Great Lakes Alaska Contiguous United States* Eastern United States** East Coast of the United States*** Atlantic coastal plain Northeast megalopolis*** Atlantic Seaboard fall line*** Piedmont* Great Basin

South America

Antarctica

Oceania

Australia* Ashmore and Cartier Islands* Australian Capital Territory* Christmas Island* Cocos (Keeling) Islands* Coral Sea Islands Territory (excluding Elizabeth and Middleton Reefs)* Jervis Bay Territory* New South Wales (excluding Lord Howe Island Group)* Northern Territory* Queensland* South Australia* Tasmania* Victoria* Western Australia New Guinea* Papua New Guinea* Western New Guinea** Papua** West Papua Elizabeth and Middleton Reefs Lord Howe Island Group New Caledonia New Zealand Norfolk Island

See also

References

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External links

{{Continents of the world}}{{Regions of the world}}

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