World Regional Geography
- Different fields of Geography
- Physical Geography, study of the environment, location of terrain, physical features of the land
- Human Geography, study of human occupation of the land
- Regional Geography, analysis of environmental and human patterns within an area or region

REGIONS
• Areas of the earth’s surface marked by certain properties.
• A Region is an area on the earths surface which is different to all areas around it. It has different characteristics e.g. physical (climate soils, rocks, drainage), cultural, administrative, economic, human.
• Scientific devices that enable us to make spatial generalizations.
• Based on criteria we establish
• Criteria can be:
o Human (cultural) properties
o Physical (natural) characteristics
o or Both

All regions have:
- Area
- Boundaries
- Location

The regional approach
• The regional approach is useful in understanding not only how and why different regions evolve, but also in understanding the interrelationships between these regions.
• The region may be considered to be geographer’s basic tool.
• There are many different ways of identifying and defining regions.
• Place making and regional differentiation require careful consideration in terms of landscape and sense of place.
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