Relations The Entity Û The Geographical Unit

 

Between The DXCC Entity and The Geographical Units occur following kinds of relations:

1.  The Entity = The Geographical Unit:

  • the state with the compact territory e.g. SP = Poland;
  • the island fulfilling DXCC criteria e.g. JX = Jan Mayen.

2.  The Entity = the part of The Geographical Unit (but not the political or administrative part):

  • the part of the archipelago e.g. E51 = North Cook Is.;
  • distant islands e.g. T33 = Banaba Island, 3D2 = Conway Reef, OJ0 = Market Reef.

3. The Entity Þ The Geographical Unit is not assigned:

  • R1MV = Malyj Vysotskij Island.

4. The Entity = the dependent administrative unit or the dependency:

  • the administrative unit e.g. OH0 = Aland Islands, EA6 = Balearic Islands;
  • several administrative units or other not being Geographical Units e.g. EA9 = Ceuta + Melilla + Islas Chafarinas + Penon de Velez de la Gomera + Islas Alhuceimas; Ceuta and Melilla are autonomous cities on rights as the province;
  • the dependency or the oversea territory e.g. FO = French Polynesia, VP6 = Pitcairn Islands;
  • the territory which does not accept the central authority H44 = Temotu Province (Solomon Islands H4).

           In this service such kind of the dependency became definite as the 1‑level dependence, and for the relation the dependency Û the main territory on adopted qualifications the province Û the metropolis. Formal and legal relationships in every case are different, and using qualifications reflect only the dependency relationship between these territories. 

5. The Entity = the subordinate administrative unit or the dependency of the lower rung:

  • the administrative unit e.g. FO = Austral Islands - the part of French Polynesia;
  • the dependency or the overseas e.g. FK/C = Chesterfield Islands.

           In this service such kind of the dependency became definite as the 2‑level dependence, and for the relation the dependency Û the province on adopted qualifications The Entity Û the province. Formal and legal relationships in every case are different, and using qualifications reflect only the dependency relationship between these territories.

6.  The mixed status - The Entity is subject the metropolis but is administered from the province:

  • e.g. FO = Clipperton; it is subject directly to authorities in Paris but is administered by authorities residing in French Polynesia.

7.  The Entity = 2 or more Geographical Units:

  • e.g. ZC4 = Akrotiri + Dhekelia, E4 = Gaza Strip + West Bank, FR/J = Bassas da India + Juan de Nova + Europe.

8.  The Geographical Unit does not exist as The Entity but its create series of Entities:

  • e.g. G + GW + GM + GI + GD + GJ + GU = Great Britain, T30 + T31 + T32 + T33 = Kiribati.

9.  The Geographical Unit and The Entity are identical but they have different names:

  • e.g. The Entity VQ9 = Chagos Islands but The Geographical Unit is called British Indian Ocean Territory.

10.The Entity is not The Geographical Unit nor political and one distinguishes itself only with the special status of administering (Entities formed according to criteria before 1998):

  • e.g. CY9, CY0, KH7K, KP5.

11. Entities appended according to the point 3 Rules DXCC (Special Areas):

  • e.g. 4U1, S0.

 

These divergences cause that the state which possesses on its own territory above 1 Entity, is not consequently same object as The Entity with such name!!! Thus The Geographical Unit France is not equivalent The Entity France, however contains The Entity France - but also Corsica, French Polynesia, New Caledonia and more Entities for whom France is a metropolis (all territories which are creating the Republic of France).