M. Porter, Senior Executive, Master of Art, San Jose
Answered Nov 27, 2018
Geographically, there are three kinds of region in our world. The temperate zone is enjoyed by those living some way but not too far from the equator. The climate is mild and although changeable, rarely sees extreme temperatures.
The rainfall is medium and varies, but not too many weeks go by even in the driest weather before there is some rain. The torrid region has very high temperatures and the heat is generally consistent, rarely falling to cool let alone cold. The opposite is true of the frigid region. Temperatures are almost always cold and for much of the year, below freezing point.
The three kinds or types or regions are: Formal, functional and perceptual. Formal region is where geographers draw their assumptions based on the shared traits of an individual which in turn distinguish them from other people. This may include their language, their religion, their climate, or their income. Some of the examples of formal regions are as follows: Different states such as California, Texas, Florida and Ohio, different countries such as the United States of America, Mexico and the Philippines and cities such as Houston and Dallas.
Functional regions are regions that share a system of interactions so they can function socially, economically and politically in a single unit. An example of this is New York City wherein its different modes of transportation help people go from one places to another. Perceptual region is defined as regions which share the same cultural identity. An example of this is Italy wherein people think about mobsters.