The Concept of the Cultural Region and the Importance of Coincidence between Administrative and Cultural Regions

Journal Title: Romanian Review of Regional Studies - Year 2005, Vol 1, Issue 1


After browsing the principal terms of geographical regions like structural and functional regions, the paper highlights the term “cultural region” as a manifestation of a certain culture in the landscape on the one hand and as a factor of shaping cultural identity on the other. The very point and message of the paper is to emphasize that it was an advantage, if administrative regions, i.e. a subtype of functional regions, would coincide with cultural regions, i.e. a subtype of structural regions. It offers several explanations for why this coincidence was favourable, hints at successful historical examples and recent attempts to achieve such a coincidence.

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PETER JORDAN (2005). The Concept of the Cultural Region and the Importance of Coincidence between Administrative and Cultural Regions. Romanian Review of Regional Studies, 1(1), 13-18.