A territorial entity is an entity that covers a part of the surface of the Earth with specified borders.

Physiographic territorial entity

Humangeographic territorial entity

Administrative territorial entity

Established by a non-physical act, such as a law, order, decree, for administrative tasks. Can include political entities with their own government, but also statistical regions or reserves.


Established by physical acts, e.g. settlement, see List of uninhabited regions.

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