Presentation on theme: "Defining Regions How are areas similar or how are they different? refers to a region. Regions usually have more than one characteristic that defines them."— Presentation transcript:
Defining Regions How are areas similar or how are they different? refers to a region. Regions usually have more than one characteristic that defines them. religionstatescitiesMarket areas Types of people language Regions are categorized as: formal, functional, and perceptual School attendance zones
Formal Region: defined by a limited number of related characteristics. Can you name several examples?
Perceptual Region: You know about where it is, but it doesnt have any formal boundaries. Can you name a region we all know very well, yet there is no formal street sign? Who is the mayor of Cypress? Where do the Cypress city limits start?
A functional region is organized a set of actions and interconnections. Usually characterized with a hub and links to that place. Can you name several functional regions that are all around us?
In a nutshell… Formal regions have official boundaries that people recognize (you get a sign!) Perceptual regions-everyone know where it is, but there is not official sign. Functional regions are determined by distance. How important are they to people close and far away? Identify the region.