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GEOG 2RW3 Lecture 1: Week 1

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Department
Geography
Course
GEOG 2RW3
Professor
Michael Mercier
Semester
Winter

Description
Thursday, January 12, 2017 Geography Lecture Week 1 Types of Regions 1. Functional - The characteristic of interest dominates from a central focus and diminishes importance outwards - ex. reception areas of radio stations, circulation areas of newspapers - Other examples: church parish, shopping mall, delivery area of pizza place - Many of the traditional functional / nodal regions are disappearing via new technology 2. Formal (uniform) - An areas where everyone shares distinctive characteristic, ex. language, economic activity, climate, politics units - Most formal regions reflect predominant 
 - Formal Regions are primarily used to understand the regional geography of the world - Single featured vs Multi featured Regions - in some cases regions can be delineated based on one single geographic feature or characteristic - in other cases regions are delineated based on a number of different features or chara
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