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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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The courts of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region may also interpret other provisions of this Law in adjudicating cases.
In Northern Luzon, the Cordillera Administrative Region was established by virtue of Executive Order No.
Batocabe expressed optimism that diplomatic relations between Manila and the Chinese special administrative region would return to normal and become warmer after both parties agreed to a "win-win" solution to end the row.
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China
Metro Manila, Cagayan Valley, the Cordillera Administrative region and central Luzon will experience cloudy skies with scattered rain due to the northeast monsoon on Sunday, the weather bureau said.
Following is the opening remarks by the President of the Legislative Council (LegCo), Mr Andrew Leung, on the interpretation of Article 104 of the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China (Basic Law) by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress at a media briefing at the LegCo Complex today (November 7):
Winston Castelo said the Philippine government should also impose the same visa requirements that the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region will enforce on Filipino bureaucrats.
Address for correspondence: Kwok-Kwong Lau, Department of Medicine and Geriatrics, Princess Margaret Hospital, Kwai Chung, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and mainland China have signed a new air services agreement that is designed to give `each side equal opportunity to operate scheduled services.
Cagayan Valley and the Cordillera Administrative Region and Aurora province will have cloudy skies with scattered rains.
The Interpretation is intended to ensure that public officers specified in Article 104 of the Basic Law, when assuming office and taking oath in accordance with law, must read out the oath as prescribed in the law, including "to uphold the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China and swear allegiance to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China", in an accurate, complete and solemn manner.
During late February 2003, a physician who was incubating SARS traveled from Guangzhou, the provincial capital, to Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region of China, and stayed at a hotel.

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