Geopolitical divisions of Europe

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Various geopolitical divisions of Europe have been introduced at different times by different experts and authorities. Accordingly, many countries may be included in different regions depending upon the authority cited. For example, Armenia is included in Eastern Europe by some references, but the United Nations classifies it as being in Western Asia.

United Nations geoscheme (?—2008)[edit]

According to the United Nations geoscheme, created by the United Nations Statistics Division, Europe is subdivided into Eastern Europe, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, and Western Europe. According to the UN, these geographical divisions are for the internal purposes of the Statistics division only and do not imply any assumption regarding political or other affiliations of countries or territories by the UN.[1]

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