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The definition of continental regions and sub-regions in use by the United Nations for statistical purposes.

The United Nations geoscheme, created by the United Nations Statistics Division, divides the world into 'macro-geographical regions' (continents)[1] and sub-regions.

The scheme was devised for statistical purposes and is used for carrying out statistical analysis. The macro-geographical regions are arranged to the extent possible according to continents. Within these groupings, smaller, geographical sub-regions and selected economic and other groupings allow for detailed analysis.

According to the UN, these geographical divisions do not imply any assumption regarding political or other affiliations of countries or territories by the UN.


List of regions and sub-regions

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