United Nations geoscheme for Asia

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The following is an alphabetical list of subregions in the United Nations geoscheme for Asia, used by the UN and maintained by the UNSD department for statistical purposes.[1]

United Nations geoscheme subregions of Asia:
  Eastern Asia
  Central Asia
  Western Asia
  Southeastern Asia
  Southern Asia

Central Asia[edit]

Eastern Asia[edit]

Note on Taiwan[edit]

Several institutions and research papers using classification schemes based on the UN geoscheme include Taiwan separately in their divisions of Eastern Asia. (1) The Unicode CLDR's "Territory Containment (UN M.49)" includes Taiwan in its presentation of the UN M.49.[2] (2) The public domain map dataset Natural Earth has metadata in the fields named "region_un" and "subregion" for Taiwan. (3)The regional split recommended by Lloyd's of London for Eastern Asia (UN statistical divisions of Eastern Asia) contains Taiwan.[3] (4) Based on the United Nations statistical divisions, the APRICOT (conference) includes Taiwan in East Asia.[4] (5) Studying Website Usability in Asia, Ather Nawaz and Torkil Clemmensen select Asian countries on the basis of United Nations statistical divisions, and Taiwan is also included.[5] (6) Taiwan is also included in the UN Geoscheme of Eastern Asia in one systematic review on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder [6]

South-eastern Asia[edit]

Southern Asia[edit]

Western Asia[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ United Nations Statistics Division – Standard Country and Area Codes Classifications
  2. ^ Territory Containment (UN M.49)
  3. ^ Geographical diversification and Solvency II: A proposal by Lloyd’s
  4. ^ Countries in APRICOT's Region
  5. ^ Website Usability in Asia ‘from Within’: An Overview of a Decade of Literature International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, vol. 29, issue 4 (2013), pp. 256-273.
  6. ^ Hodgkins, Paul; Arnold, L. Eugene; Shaw, Monica; Caci, Hervé; Kahle, Jennifer; Woods, Alisa G; Young, Susan (2012). "A Systematic Review of Global Publication Trends Regarding Long-Term Outcomes of ADHD". Frontiers in Psychiatry. 2. doi:10.3389/fpsyt.2011.00084. ISSN 1664-0640. PMC 3260478. PMID 22279437. Retrieved 2015-09-04.