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1. an area considered as a unit for geographical, functional, social, or cultural reasons
2. an administrative division of a country
3. (in Scotland from 1975 until 1996) any of the nine territorial divisions into which the mainland of Scotland was divided for purposes of local government; replaced in 1996 by council areas



(1) A territory identified by certain characteristics or peculiarities. In many cases, a taxonomic unit, as in physico-geographical region.

(2) In certain countries outside the USSR, an administrative and territorial unit, as in Paris region.


(computer science)
A group of machine addresses which refer to a base address.
The union of an open connected set with a subset of its boundary points (which may be the entire boundary or the empty set).
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Figure 11: China - GDP per capita ($) by administrative region in mainland China, 2008 41
12 setting up the special administrative region, which will be turned into an ''international financial, trade, commercial, industrial, up-to-date science, amusement and tourist center.
Mr Alan Wong, the director of services promotion for the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, said "fashion is business" in the Special Administrative Region.
China's central government supports the government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region to deal with it according to relevant laws," Hong said.
Five other viral genes (matrix, PA, PB1, PB2, and nonstructural protein) were closely related to an H5N1 Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, People's Republic of China 2004 isolate (A/Peregrin falcon/HK/D0028/ 04) and H5N1 virus A/Chicken/ Shantou/810/05 isolated in People's Republic of China in 2005 (5,6).
Australian discount carrier Virgin Blue has said that it is still in talks to set up a similar carrier in the Chinese Special Administrative Region of Macau.
WTC Macau has a critical role as an anchor of the Special Administrative Region, supporting international trade and business development, while maintaining parity in rents and occupancy rates in its own market.
Under the accord, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China will also give favorable consideration to designated airlines in Nepal wanting to operate additional flights before March 1999.
On September 6, 2006, Wynn Macau, a destination casino resort in the Macau Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, opened, featuring 600 deluxe hotel rooms and suites, approximately 220 table games and 380 slot machines in approximately 100,000 square feet of casino gaming space, seven restaurants, approximately 26,000 square feet of retail space, a spa, a salon, entertainment lounges and meeting facilities.
parent company of The Venetian in Las Vegas and the Sands Macao and The Venetian Macao in the People's Republic of China's Special Administrative Region of Macao, will make a company presentation, Tuesday, November 13, 2007 at the Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank Gaming Investment Forum in Las Vegas.
To develop the assay, samples previously identified as influenza A/chicken/Nakorn-Patom/Thailand/ CU-K2/04 (H5N1) served as a control for HPAI, and A/duck/Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, People's Republic of China/308/78 (H5N3) served as a control for LPAI.
Air Macao is currently the only airline based in the Special Administrative Region of Macao and it offers flights to Taiwan, China's mainland, Thailand, the Philippines and South Korea, reports The Associated Press.

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