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n. area, territory, domain; field, area of activity or interest, sphere
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- This article is about the geographic sense of the term. For other uses, including regions and regional, see Region (disambiguation).
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Regions of France
France is divided into 27 administrative regions (, ), 22 of which are in Metropolitan France, and five of which are overseas. Corsica is a territorial collectivity (French collectivité territoriale), but is considered a region in mainstream usage, and is even shown as such on the INSEE website. Each mainland region and Corsica are further subdivided into departments, ranging in number from 2 to 8 per region for the metropolitan ones whereas the overseas regions technically consist of only one department. The term region was officially created by the Law of Decentralisation (2 March 1982), which also gave regions their legal status. The first direct elections for regional representatives took place on 16 March 1986.
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1. the extended spatial location of something; "the farming regions of France"; "religions in all parts of the world"; "regions of outer space"
(hyponym) atmosphere, air
2. a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve; "in the abdominal region"
(hypernym) body part
(hyponym) erogenous zone
3. a large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth; "penguins inhabit the polar regions"
(hyponym) area, country
4. the approximate amount of something (usually used prepositionally as in `in the region of'); "it was going to take in the region of two or three months to finish the job"; "the price is in the neighborhood of $100"
(hypernym) indefinite quantity
5. a knowledge domain that you are interested in or are communicating about; "it was a limited domain of discourse"; "here we enter the region of opinion"; "the realm of the occult"
(synonym) domain, realm
(hypernym) knowledge domain, knowledge base
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nf. region, area, territory; domain, field, area of activity or interest, sphere; section, part, segment
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nf. region, district, county; area, country
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