Major Industrial Regions of the World

Industrial regions are those areas, where concentration of industries has occurred due to favorable geo-economic conditions.

Here is a list of Major Industrial Regions of the World:

Moscow-Tula (Russia)

Tula is an industrial city and the administrative center of Tula Oblast, Russia; it is located 193 kilometers south of Moscow, on the Upa River.

In its early period of growth, iron ore of Tula and brown coal of Moscow proved advantageous.

The region is rich in iron ore, clay, limestone, and deposits of lignite (coal).

It is a prominent industrial center with metalworking, engineering, coal mining, and chemical industries.

Ural industrial region (Russia)

The development of Ural industrial region owes much to the huge iron ore deposits of Magnitogorsk, Nizhny Tagil and Serov.

Magnitogorsk is an industrial city in Chelyabinsk Oblast, Russia, located on the eastern side of the extreme southern extent of the Ural Mountains by the Ural River.

It was named for the Magnitnaya Mountain that was almost pure iron, a geological anomaly.

Huge reserves of iron ore in the area made it a prime location to build a steel plant.

Donbas (Ukraine)

Donbas is a coal mining area since the late 19th century, it has become a heavily industrialized territory suffering from urban decay and industrial pollution.

The coal mines of Donbas are one of the most hazardous in the world due to enormous working depths (down from 300 to 1200 m) as a result of natural depletion, as well as due to high levels of methane explosion, coal dust explosion, and rockburst dangers.

Kuzbass region (Siberia)

Here the West Siberian Plain meets the South Siberian Mountains.

It is one of Russia's most important industrial regions, with some of the world's largest deposits of coal.

The south of the region is dominated by metallurgy and the mining industry, as well as mechanical engineering and chemical production.

Great lakes region (North America)

The Great Lakes region of North America is a bi-national, Canadian-American region that includes the eight U.S. states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin as well as the Canadian province of Ontario.

Navigable terrain, waterways, and ports spurred an unprecedented construction of transportation infrastructure throughout the region.

The region is a global leader in advanced manufacturing and research and development, with significant innovations in both production processes and business organization.

Appalachian region (USA)

It follows the spine of the Appalachian Mountains from southern New York to northern Mississippi.

The Region's economy, once highly dependent on mining, forestry, agriculture, chemical industries, and heavy industry, has become more diversified in recent times, and now includes a variety of manufacturing and service industries.

Coal mining is the industry most frequently associated with Appalachia due in part to the fact that the region once produced two-thirds of the nation's coal.

New England (USA)

It is a region in the northeastern corner of the United States consisting of the six states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.

It historically has been an important center of industrial manufacturing and a supplier of natural resource products such as granite, lobster, and codfish.

Exports consist mostly of industrial products, including textiles, leather, specialized machines and weaponry. About half of the region's exports consist of industrial and commercial machinery, such as computers and electronic and electrical equipment.

The nucleus of the region are Boston Metropolitan region, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.

Yokohama region (Japan)

It is a major commercial hub of the Greater Tokyo Area.

The city has a strong economic base, especially in the shipping, biotechnology, and semiconductor industries.

Manchurian region (China)

It is a great industrial hub, with huge coal mines, iron and steelworks, aluminum-reduction plants, paper mills, and factories making heavy machinery, tractors, locomotives, aircraft, and chemicals.

The chief commercial port is Dalian.

The great Manchurian plain crossed by the Liao and Songhua rivers is the only extensively level area. Fertile and densely populated, it has been a major manufacturing and agricultural center of China.

Sao Paulo region (Brazil)

It is the largest city in Brazil & is considered the "financial capital of Brazil", as it is the location for the headquarters of many major corporations and the country's most renowned banks and financial institutions.

Once a city with a strong industrial character, Sao Paulo's economy has become increasingly based on the tertiary sector, focusing on services and businesses for the country.

Lorraine region (France)

It is situated in the northeast corner of France bordering Germany, Belgium, and Luxembourg.

This region of France is a mostly rich farming country through which the rivers the Meuse and Moselle flow, rising onto the forested slopes of the Vosges.

The region is known for its iron and steel industry and crystal works.

Pegu Yoma region (Myanmar)

The Pegu Range is a mineral range of low mountains or hills and uplands between the Irrawaddy and the Sittaung River in central Burma (Myanmar).

The range runs from Mount Popa in the north to Singuttara Hill (Theingottara Hill) in the south. Both the Pegu River and the Sittaung River originate in the Pegu Range.

Ruhr and Silesia (Germany)

Ruhr valley is an urban area in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

It is Germany's most densely populated region & is known for coal mining and steel industries.

West Coast region (Canada)

Energy, and agriculture are Western Canada?s dominant industries - and this region is one of the world's largest net exporters of both energy and agricultural commodities.

West Coast region - Oil (13% of world reserves; 4% of world production) Uranium (8% of world reserves; 20% of world production), Potash (60% of world reserves; 30% of world production), Wheat, coarse grains, oilseeds (21% of the world export market for wheat; 10% for oilseeds).

Centre Major Industry
Ahmedabad Cotton Textile
Akron (Ohio, USA) Synthetic rubber
Anshan (China) Iron & Steel
Antwerp (Belgium) Shipbuilding, petrochemicals
Auckland (NZ) Dairy products
Baku Oil refinery
Belfast (Northern Ireland) Ship building
Birmingham (England) Iron & steel
Cadiz (Spain) Cork
Cairo (Egypt) Cotton textiles
Chelyabinsk (Russia) Iron & Steel
Chiba (Japan) Marine engineering
Chicago (US) Meat Packing
Dallas (Texas, USA) Aircraft
Detroit (Michigan, USA) Automobiles
Dhaka (Bangladesh) Carpet
Dresden (Germany) Optical Instrument
Dundee (Scotland) Cotton Textile
Glasgow (Scotland) Ship building
Gorky (Russia) Engineering
Halifax (Canada) Worsted textiles
Hamamatsu (Japan) Musical instruments
Hamburg (Germany) Ship building
Hamilton (Canada) Iron & Steel
Havana (Cuba) Cigar
St Petersburg (Russia) Ship building
Hongkong (China) Toys, light electronicindustries
Houston (USA) Oil refinery
Ivanovo (Russia) Cotton textiles
Johannesburg (South Africa) Gold Mining
Kansas city (USA) Aircraft
Kiev (Ukraine) Engineering
Kimberley (South Africa) Diamond
Kingston (Canada) Locomotive
Lyons (France) Silk
Los Angles (USA) Aircraft
Magnitogorsk (Russia) Iron and steel
Manchester (England) Cotton textiles
Milan (Italy) Silk
Moscow (Russia) Cotton textiles and heavy Industries
Multan (Pakistan) Pottery
Munich (Germany) Lens Manufacturing
Nagasaki (Japan) Ship building
Nagoya (Japan) Ship Building
New Castle (England) Iron & Steel
New York (USA) Ship building,cotton textiles
Osaka (Japan) Cotton Textile
Ottawa (Canada) Paper
Pittsburg (USA) Iron & Steel
Quebec (Canada) Marine engineering
Ruhr Valley (Germany) Iron and steel
San Francisco (USA) Ship building
Sarnia (Canada) Oil refinery
Seattle (USA) Aircraft
Shanghai (China) Cotton Textile
Sheffield (England) Cutlery
Shenyang (China) Iron & Steel
Tokyo (Japan) Ship building &cotton textiles
Tula (Russia) Iron & Steel
Vancouver (Canada) Oil refining &shipbuilding
Vienna (Austria) Glass
Vladivostok (Russia) Ship Building
Wellington (New Zealand) Dairy
Windsor (Canada) Automobile
Zurich (Switzerland) Light Engineering
Liverpool (England) Shipbuilding, Refining
Bradford (England) Woolen Textile
London (England) Engineering & Transportation
Derbyshire (England) Woolen Textile
Paris (France) Aircraft & Transport
Dortmund (Germany) Heavy Engineering & Chemicals
Frankfurt (Germany) Engineering & Transportation
Saint Petersburg (Russia) Textiles, Chemicals & Paper
Yavata (Japan) Iron-Steel
Wuhan (China) Textiles, Machines, Ships, Iron & Steel
Beijing (China) Textiles, Machines & Steel
Krivoy Rog (Ukraine) Iron-Steel, Heavy Machinery
Rotterdam (Netherlands) Marine Engineering, Ship building & Diamond Polishing
Amsterdam, Rotterdam (Netherlands) Marine Engineering, Ship building & Diamond Polishing
Copenhagen (Denmark) Dairy Industry
Sweden (Europe) Ship building
Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) Coffee, Textile
Buenos Aires (Argentina) Meat & Dairy, Aircraft, Chemical, Iron-Steel
Valparaiso, Santiago (Chile) Oil Refining, Petrochemicals, Wine
Maracaibo (Venezuela) Oil Refining
Casablanca (Morocco) Chemical Industry
Cairo, Alexandria (Egypt) Cotton Cloths
Montreal (Canada) Ships and Aircraft
Toronto (Canada) Engineering & Automobiles

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