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Table 1 Regional subdivision of the world and their denominations

From: Modelling carbon dynamics from urban land conversion: fundamental model of city in relation to a local carbon cycle

1. Africa (excluding North) – Afr
2. Arabian Countries – Ar
3. China – Cn
4. Asia and Pacific (excluding Near and Middle East) – AsP
5. Latin America and Caribbean – LAC
6. Countries with Economy in Transition (FSU and East Europe) – ET
7. Highly Industrialised Countries in Europe – HI
8. USA, Canada, Australia and New Zeeland – UCA