Maharashtra State BoardHSC Arts 12th Board Exam
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Differentiate between: Functional region and formal region. - Geography

Distinguish Between

Differentiate between:

Functional region and formal region.

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Functional region

Formal region

(i) Specific to one area.

(i) Often physical in nature.

(ii) Areas organised around a node or focus one point like university, airport, etc.

(ii) Has specific boundaries that set them apart.

(iii) This region has no common characteristics but functions are more important, functions bind regions together.

(iii) This region has some common characteristics such as common economic activity or common language.

(iv) Often a metropolitan area that consists of major city and lot of smaller towns.

(iv) Homogeneous areas or habitats inhabited by social groups, societies or nation.

(v) The region is tied to a central point by transportation system or economic or functional associations.

(v) Organised and represented by small systems or part systems.

(vi) It functions and works together to form a part of an economic and social system.

(vi) Has clear-cut political boundaries.

(vii) Defined by a set of activities.

(vii) Defined by common political units where all people are subject to same law and government.

Concept: Types of Regions
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Balbharati Geography 12th Standard HSC Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 7 Region and Regional Development
Exercise | Q 2.1 | Page 74
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