United Nations geoscheme
The United Nations geoscheme is a scheme devised by the United Nations Statistics Division based on the M49 coding classification, which divides the world into macro-geographical regions and subregions.
The scheme was devised for statistical purposes and is used for carrying out statistical analysis. The macro-geographical regions are arranged to the extent possible according to continents. Within these groupings, smaller, geographical subregions and selected economic and other groupings allow for detailed analysis.
According to the United Nations, the assignment of countries or areas to specific groupings is for statistical convenience and does not imply any assumption regarding political or other affiliation of countries or territories.
List of regions and subregions
- Africa – see also: UN geoscheme for Africa
- Americas – see also: UN geoscheme for the Americas
- Asia ** – see also: UN geoscheme for Asia
- Europe ** – see also: UN geoscheme for Europe
- ** These two regional continents form the geographic continent of Eurasia which is not part of the UN geoscheme.
- Oceania – see also: UN geoscheme for Oceania
- Geopolitical divisions of Europe
- United Nations Regional Groups
- United Nations Statistics Division
- UN M.49