Acme::MetaSyntactic::regions - Administrative country subdivisions
Most countries have administrative subdivisions, sometimes more than one level deep. This theme lists the first level of administrative divisions for a number of countries.
Depending on the country, they have differente names: regions, provinces, states, districts, emirates, parishes, dependencies, etc.
The main source for finding lists of regions is the ISO 3166-2 standard (Codes for the representation of names of countries and their subdivisions -- Part 2: Country subdivision code). See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_3166-2.
Abigail, Philippe Bruhat (BooK).
Abigail cleaned up the US list and added US uninhabited territories, in Acme-MetaSyntactic-Themes version 1.035.
Introduced in Acme-MetaSyntactic-Themes version 1.024.
After several attempts to fill the list of regions by hand over the previous five months,
finally used WWW::Mechanize to scrape all
ISO_3166-2:cc pages listed on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_3166-2 and Text::Unidecode to turn the names into valid Perl identifiers.
Extended the theme idea to administrative regions of any country, and started collecting all region names.
The default country remains
Abigail submitted a netherlands theme, with the names of the Dutch provinces.