A macroregion is a geopolitical subdivision that encompasses several traditionally or politically defined regions. The meaning may vary, with the common denominator being cultural, economical, historical or social similarity within a macroregion. The term is often used in the context of globalization.It may refer to various kinds of grouping of nation states basing on geographical proximity.
In Romania, macroregiuni ("macroregions") are a higher-level subdivision of the country.
Sometimes the Greater Region of Saarland-Lorraine-Luxembourg -Rhineland-Palatinate-Wallonia-French Community of Belgium- and German-speaking Community of Belgium, which has not found a specific shortcut yet, is called "the macroregion".
Physiographic macroregions of China.
Regions of Brazil are often referred to as "macroregions", to avoid the confusion of the common word "region".
The term "macroregion" may be also used in the context of natural regions, like in Slovenia.