Mesoregion (geography)

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A mesoregion is a medium-sized region between the size of a city or district and that of a nation. [1] Examples of conceptual meso-regions in Southeast Europe include Istria, Kosovo, Epirus, etc. [1] An example of the official usage of the term is Mesoregion (Brazil), a grouping of municipalities for statistical purposes.

Istria Peninsula on the Adriatic Sea

Istria, formerly Histria (Latin), Ίστρια, is the largest peninsula in the Adriatic Sea. The peninsula is located at the head of the Adriatic between the Gulf of Trieste and the Kvarner Gulf. It is shared by three countries: Croatia, Slovenia, and Italy. Croatia encapsulates most of the Istrian peninsula with its Istria County.

Kosovo Partially-recognised state in Southeast Europe

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Epirus historical region in the Balkans

Epirus is a geographical and historical region in southeastern Europe, now shared between Greece and Albania. It lies between the Pindus Mountains and the Ionian Sea, stretching from the Bay of Vlorë and the Acroceraunian mountains in the north to the Ambracian Gulf and the ruined Roman city of Nicopolis in the south. It is currently divided between the region of Epirus in northwestern Greece and the counties of Gjirokastër, Vlorë, and Berat in southern Albania. The largest city in Epirus is Ioannina, seat of the region of Epirus, with Gjirokastër the largest city in the Albanian part of Epirus.

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References

  1. 1 2 Klaus Roth; Ulf Brunnbauer (1 October 2009). Region, Regional Identity and Regionalism in Southeastern Europe. LIT Verlag Münster. pp. 19–. ISBN   978-3-8258-1387-1.