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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 1
  • Subregions by continent 2
    • Afro-Eurasia 2.1
      • Africa 2.1.1
      • Eurasia 2.1.2
        • Asia
        • Europe
    • Americas 2.2
      • North America 2.2.1
      • South America 2.2.2
    • Antarctica 2.3
    • Oceania 2.4
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

United Nations subregions

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 Asia.

The Statistics Division of the United Nations (UN) is in charge of the collection, processing, and dissemination of statistical information for the UN.[1] 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.[2] 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.[3]

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.






North America

South America


  • by the United Nations Statistics Division's subregions:


See also


  1. ^ United Nations Statistics Division - About Us
  2. ^ United Nations Statistics Division - Standard Country and Area Codes Classifications
  3. ^ Standard country or area codes and geographical regions for statistical use
  4. ^ a b c These three subregions together form the continent of North America.

External links

  • UN Group of Experts on Geographical Names
  • UN Statistics Division's Country and Area Codes Classifications
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