The scope of the term "West" in rule A.15A1 is repeated with additional examples.

image\POINT_BL.gif West

image\POINT_BL.gif the Occident

image\POINT_BL.gif Western world

image\POINT_BL.gif occidental (adjective)

image\POINT_BL.gif western Europe (but Western Europe when referring to the political division)

image\POINT_BL.gif the West, Far West, Middle West, Midwest (U.S.)

image\POINT_BL.gif western, far western, midwestern

Zoogeographic Regions:

Capitalize the names of the following zoogeographic regions:

image\POINT_BL.gif Nearctic

image\POINT_BL.gif Neotropical

image\POINT_BL.gif Oriental

image\POINT_BL.gif Palearctic

See also:

A.15. Place Names