Territorial entity

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A territorial entity is an entity that covers a part of the surface of the Earth with specified borders.

Physiographic territorial entity[edit]

  • Physiographic regions of the world

Humangeographic territorial entity[edit]

Administrative territorial entity[edit]

Established by a non-physical act, such as a law, order, decree, for administrative tasks. Can include political entities with their own government, but also statistical regions or reserves.

  • Continental union
  • Country (in the sense of a sovereign state, e.g. United Nations member state, or states with limited recognition)
  • Country subdivision
    • administrative divisions
    • constituencies
    • statistical region
    • police district
    • school district
  • Cross-border region (e.g. euroregion, eurodistrict)
  • Neutral zone, belonging to no country, or ownership is shared.


Established by physical acts, e.g. settlement, see List of uninhabited regions.

See also[edit]

  • Enclave and exclave
  • Legal entity
  • Territorial dispute
  • Territorial waters

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