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Is there a single word for a group of geographic scopes?

Asked by sferik (6074 points ) December 7th, 2008

For example, the following group of things:
[block, neighborhood, city, state, region, country]

Is there a single word that encapsulates all of these things? The closest word I could come up with was “locales”, but that’s not quite right (my country is not my locale).

What do you think about “spheres”?

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PupnTaco's avatar

Regions

sferik's avatar

@PupnTaco but “region” is one of the elements in the set!

@forestGeek “dwelling” implies a physical building. Not quite right. My country is not my dwelling.

Perchik's avatar

What about location instead of locale?

hannahsugs's avatar

Place? Space? Area? Locality? Environment? Whereabouts?

janbb's avatar

two words “geographic entity”?

Jeruba's avatar

“Geographic entity” is good. I would also submit “geographic unit.” I found this: Geographic unit: “A geographic unit is a named geopolitical entity that corresponds to a given geographic rank, such [as] a country or state. Geographic units, are organized in a hierarchical tree structure, where each unit belongs to a single, higher level unit.”

mangeons's avatar

Enivronmet, Community, Location?

kfingerman's avatar

It depends on how you want to use it…more detail? How about “scales”

forestGeek's avatar

surroundings

CMaz's avatar

Perimeter /s

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