An illuminating history of North America's eleven rival cultural regions that explodes the red state-blue state myth. What we wear can say a lot about us, including where we’re from. ADVERTISEMENTS: Some of the major natural regions of the world are as follows: 1. Here are 11 astonishing customs from around the world. The annual range of temperature is low, and seasonal contrasts are at a minimum. World Physical Climate Cultural PoliticalRegions Region Region Region Region DefinitionCharacteristis Examples Pictures Maps 12. Numerous hats have even become icons of their countries of origin. No doubt, one important aspect of just about any given culture is its code of etiquette. it puts together a wide range of people with similar characteristics. Hats have been integral to traditional dress throughout history, signifying everything from social or political status to local weather patterns. For instance, there were cultural boundaries between Germanic and Roman cultures. functional region. […] An area in which a group of people share a similar culture and language. It has uniformly hot and wet climatic conditions throughout the year. This chart shows how each region of the world is affected by depression; the orange line indicates the number of years spent living with clinical depression per every 100,000 people. Definition: the area contained is set up by a government. There are many ways to organize the world and every single country in it. • A New Republic Best Book of the Year • The Globalist Top Books of the Year • Winner of the Maine Literary Award for Non-fiction • Particularly relevant in understanding who voted for who in this presidential election year, this is an endlessly fascinating look at American regionalism and the eleven “nations” that continue to shape North America cultural region. The United States has many regions, and author Colin Woodard argues that it can be divided into 11 sub-nations. The geographic regions of the world can be divided into ten regions: Africa, Asia, Central America, Eastern Europe, European Union, Middle East, North America, Oceania, South America, and the Caribbean. Area organized around a focal point. One of the ways in which to do that is by geographic regions. In fact, humans love doing this so much that the world has been enriched with thousands of different cultures since the dawn of civilization. All that bar-hopping and tapas-eating, the minimal working, the 9 p.m. dinners, the endless porron challenges -- this is a culture based on, around and sometimes even inside food. Equatorial Region Natural Environment: The equatorial belt extends roughly between 5°N and 5°S of the Equator. Cultural regions can form cultural boundaries. Woodard's defined nations range from the "Deep South" to the "Midlands" and "El Norte." )Cultural Regions 11. Cultural regions have changed, expanded and diminished throughout history and will continue to do so as the world experiences more ethnic change. The characteristic chosen to define this kind of region dominates at a central focus and diminishes in importance outward. North America was settled by people with distinct religious, political, and ethnographic characteristics, creating regional cultures that have been at odds with one another ever since. An award-winning author has created a map that shows what the U.S. would look like if it was divided by its 11 distinct cultures.