Types of functional regions

Fig. 1 shows how horizontal spatial relations organise a functional region (concept of situation). Basic nature of a functional region expressed by the principles of internal cohesiveness and external seperation, the concept of self-containment of a region is shown in fig. 2. A simple classification of functional regions based on the character of region-organising interactions is given in fig. 5 and fig. 3. Special instances of functional regions are given in fig. 4.

Source of all figures: Klapka, P., Halás, M., Tonev, P. (2013): Functional regions: concept and types. In 16th International Colloquim on Regional Science. Conference Proceedings. (Valtice 19.-21.6.2013). Masarykova univerzita, Brno, 94 – 101.