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A subregion is a conceptual unit which derives from a larger region or continent and is usually based on location. Directional prefixes such as north or south are commonly used to define a subregion.

Here are a few examples of subregions sorted by continent:

North America

South America





Note: Even these continents are considered by some to be arbitrary subregions - such as "North" and "South" America, or the division of Europe and Asia from Eurasia, a purely political arrangement. Furthermore, some speak in terms of this region to forming a super-continent with Africa called "Eurafrasia."

See also

Regions of the World

Antarctica | East Asia | Central Asia | Southeast Asia | South Asia | North Asia | Middle East | Levant | Arabia | North Africa | Central Africa | Great Lakes | Congo | Guinea | Sahel | Sudan | West Africa | East Africa | Southern Africa | Great Plains | Central America | Caribbean | Andean States | Eastern South America | Northern South America | Western Europe | Eastern Europe | Northern Europe | Scandinavia | Southern Europe | Central Europe | Balkans | Australasia or Australia | Micronesia | Melanesia | Polynesia
(For more, visit subcontinent and subregion)

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