The BorderLayout manager is one that divides a container into five regions distinct : north ( upper region ) , south ( lower region ) , west ( left region ) , east ( right region ) and center ( central region ) . Unlike managers seen previously, the order in which the components are added is irrelevant , because at the time we add the component , in which we define the region it will stay. In each region, managed to put only one component , or is, only five (5) components may be included in this layout. if an component is inserted in a region that already contains another , this will be overlapped. Likewise the grid layout, the components are resized according to the dimensions of the container.