Macroregion


Macroregion

A macroregion is a geopolitical subdivision that encompasses several traditionally or politically defined regions the meaning may vary, the common denominator being cultural, economical, historical or social similarity within a macroregion. The term is often used in the context of globalization.

*It may refer to various kinds of grouping of nation states basing on geographical proximity. [John H. Dunning (2000) "Regions, Globalization, and the Knowledge-Based Economy", ISBN 0198295367]
*In Romania, macroregiuni ("macroregions") are a higher-level subdivision of the country.
*Sometimes the Greater Region of Saarland-Lorraine-Luxembourg -Rhineland-Palatinate-Wallonia-French Community of Belgium- and German-speaking Community of Belgium, which has not found a specific shortcut yet, is called "the macroregion".
*Physiographic macroregions of China
*Regions of Brazil are often referred to as "macroregions", to avoid the confusion of the common word "region"

ee also

* mesoregion
* microregion

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