Divided regions

Divided regions

Divided regions are transnational regions, islands, etc., (i.e. areas that are known under a common name) that may have at one time been a united sovereign state but are or have been subsequently politically divided by national borders, into separate sovereign and/or administrative divisions. The later qualification includes many reorganized regions within nation states blurring the pure "transnational" distinction, but retaining the sense of a historic region once governed together which is significant both historically and culturally.

Typically the divided parts still retain the common geographical placename, or a variation thereof, and may or may not be subject to irrendentist claims and territorial disputes. They are by their very nature situated in border areas.

Divided regions frequently have close cultural, economic and transportation ties and not infrequently authorities or commissions which smooth the process of co-operative efforts across their common borders.

Contents

Divided regions of Africa

Divided regions of Asia

East Asia

South Asia

West Asia

Divided regions of Europe

Municipalities

  • Herzogenrath and Kerkrade — As is the case for many parts of Limburg, Herzogenrath changed hands several times in the last few centuries. Together with the (other) Southern Netherlands it was under Spanish control from 1661, Austrian between 1713 and 1795 and French between 1795 and 1813. In 1815, when the Kingdom of the Netherlands was formed (see Vienna Congress), the border was drawn through the town, the eastern part being Prussian town of Herzogenrath, the western part being Dutch Kerkrade. This division continues today.

Divided regions of North America

Sub-national divided regions in the USA

Municipalities

Provinces or States

Divided regions of South America

Divided regions of Oceania


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Regions of England — Infobox subdivision type name= Region (England) alt name= Government office region alt name1= alt name2= alt name3= alt name4= category= Regions territory= England upper unit= start date= 1994 start date1= start date2= start date3= start date4=… …   Wikipedia

  • Regions of New South Wales — In the State of New South Wales, Australia, there are many areas which are commonly known by regional names. Regions are areas that share similar characteristics. These characteristics may be natural such as the Murray River, the coastline, or… …   Wikipedia

  • Regions of Chile — Chile This article is part of the series: Politics and government of Chile …   Wikipedia

  • Regions of Western Australia — Regionalisations of Western Australia are systems by which Western Australia is divided into distinct geographic regions. The most commonly known regionalisation is the governmental division of the state into regions for economic development… …   Wikipedia

  • Regions of Slovakia — Since 1949 (except 1990 1996) , Slovakia has been divided into a number of kraje (singular kraj ; usually translated as Regions with capital R, other translations include counties ). Their number, borders and functions have been changed several… …   Wikipedia

  • Regions of Chad — | Politics of ChadThe country of Chad is currently divided into 18 regions. From independence in 1960 until 1999 it was divided into 14 prefectures. These were replaced in 1999 by 28 departments. The country was reorganized again in 2002 to… …   Wikipedia

  • Regions of Niger — | Politics of Niger Niger is divided into 7 Regions (French: régions; singularndash région) . Each department s capital is the same as its name. Current Regions*Agadez Region *Diffa Region *Dosso Region *Maradi Region *Tahoua Region *Tillabéri… …   Wikipedia

  • Regions of the Philippines — In the Philippines, regions (Filpino: rehiyon , ) are administrative division that serve primarily to organize the 81 provinces ( lalawigan ) for administrative convenience. Most government offices establish regional offices instead of individual …   Wikipedia

  • Regions of Peru — For other uses, see Regions of Peru (disambiguation) …   Wikipedia

  • Regions of Mali — | Politics of Mali Mali is divided into eight regions and one capital district. The principal city of each regions bears the name of the region, respectively. The regions are divided into 49 cercles. The cercles and the capital district are… …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.