Category talk:Regions by country

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Category:Regions by country[edit]

Can we change the definition of this category? It is currently defined (via hatnote) as "subdivisions or administrative entities of a country". However, this does not fit all countries that are included. For example, regions of the United States:

  • ...are not true subdivisions, because the country is not divided into distinct regions. Some of the regions actually overlap, such as East Coast and New England, or High Plains and several of the regions defined by compass directions.
  • ...are not administrative, because they have no government or legal administration of their own (as regions of France do, for example).
  • ...are mostly areas that happen to have something in common, such as being geographically close (southern US, east coast of the US, wine regions, etc.).

I believe the same is true of Canada, and possibly other countries listed here. If we aren't going to limit this to true subdivisions or administrative areas, I think we should either change the definition or remove the entries that don't fit it. I think the first option would be easier to maintain. Auntof6 (talk) 07:15, 27 September 2018 (UTC)

What do you think of the lead from en:Region ? - Themightyquill (talk) 18:30, 27 September 2018 (UTC)
That would work. We could even include the info in the current hatnote as examples of regions along with that lead info. --Auntof6 (talk) 18:37, 27 September 2018 (UTC)
@Auntof6: I'd say go ahead whenever you have the time. - Themightyquill (talk) 10:45, 11 December 2018 (UTC)
@Themightyquill: OK, I think it's done. See what you think. Especially check my French if you speak French. --Auntof6 (talk) 23:57, 11 December 2018 (UTC)

Looks good. Closing. - Themightyquill (talk) 09:30, 12 June 2019 (UTC)