French Regions

This is NOT about all the ways various agencies slice the U.S. into groups of states, or states group counties into regions for tourism or other purposes.

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open space

parks, forest, wilderness.


Region is one of the most interesting. If you are reading this before I get to it, please check back in early 2003, or drop me a note now.


museum. universities. recreation. regional library.


laws. courts. definitely jails.


specialized police forces to augment urban and rural areas. fire suppression and prescibed burning. safety. emergency crews.

commerce & industry

hospital/doctor/pharmacy. Manufacturing. Services. Guild. banks. Products.


taxes/fees. cash flows / economics. citizen involvement ---> elected office. media.

unique to this level

geo-cultural features.

some good names

Send your favorite regional names to me. I'll compile.
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