What are the continent/subcontinent supported?

A continent is one of the very large masses of land on Earth that is linked together. Each continent is unique with specific characteristics. There are 6 commonly known continents, namely the Africa, Americas, Antarctica, Asia, Europe, and Oceania.

This continent information is available in all GeoDataSource World Cities Databases edition, except for the Free edition. This information is represented using Region Code (region_code) field in the database. The region code is a number ranging from 1 to 6, and below are the mapping to the continent name.

region_code continent
1 Africa
2 Americas
3 Antarctica
4 Asia
5 Europe
6 Oceania

The subcontinent is divided from the main continental by geographical features. It is made up of a number of countries that form a large landmass.

In GeoDataSource World Cities Database, the Sub-Region Code (sub_region_code) field acts as almost same as the subcontinent. This subcontinent information is also available in all GeoDataSource World Cities Databases edition, except for the Free edition. Sub-Region Code is a sub-division of region code. It is a two-character code that mapped to the subcontinent full name. The first character represents the region code and the combination of the two-character generated the sub-region code. The sub-region code is a self-defined code by GeoDataSource. The table below shows the mapping of sub_region_code to subcontinent name.

sub_region_code subcontinent
1A Central Africa
1B Eastern Africa
1C Indian Ocean
1D Northern Africa
1E Southern Africa
1F Western Africa
2A Central America
2B North America
2C South America
2D West Indies
3A Antarctica
3B Atlantic Ocean
4A Central Asia
4B East Asia
4C Northern Asia
4D South Asia
4E South East Asia
4F South West Asia
5A Central Europe
5B Eastern Europe
5C Northern Europe
5D South East Europe
5E South West Europe
5F Southern Europe
5G Western Europe
6A North Pacific Ocean
6B Pacific
6C South Pacific Ocean


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