United Nations geoscheme
The United Nations geoscheme is a system which divides the countries of the world into macro-geographical regional and subregional groups, which was devised by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) based on the M49 coding classification.
The schema was created for statistical analysis and consists of macro-geographical regions arranged to the extent possible according to continents. Within these groupings, smaller, geographical subregions and selected economic and other groupings allow for detailed analysis. The UNSD notes that "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".
List of regions and subregions
- Africa – see also: UN geoscheme for Africa
- Americas – see also: UN geoscheme for the Americas
- * These three subregions together form the continent of North America.
- Asia ** – see also: UN geoscheme for Asia
- Europe ** – see also: UN geoscheme for Europe
- ** These two regional continents form the geographic continent of Eurasia which is not part of the UN geoscheme.
- Oceania – see also: UN geoscheme for Oceania
- Geopolitical divisions of Europe
- United Nations Regional Groups
- United Nations Statistics Division
- UN M.49
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