HyperDic: geographic_area

English > 1 sense of the expression geographic area:
NOUNlocationgeographic area, geographical area, geographical region, geographic regiona demarcated area of the Earth
English > geographic area: 1 sense > noun 1, location
MeaningA demarcated area of the Earth.
Synonymsgeographical area, geographical region, geographic region
InstancesAdelie Land, Terre Adelie, Adelie CoastA costal region of Antarctica to the south of Australia
Andalusia, AndaluciaA region in southern Spain on the Atlantic and the Mediterranean
AppalachiaAn impoverished coal mining area in the Appalachian Mountains (from Pennsylvania to North Carolina)
ArcadiaA department of Greece in the central Peloponnese
AssyriaAn ancient kingdom in northern Mesopotamia which is in present-day Iraq
Austria-HungaryA geographical area in central and eastern Europe
Babylonia, Chaldaea, ChaldeaAn ancient kingdom in southern Mesopotamia
Bad Lands, BadlandsAn eroded and barren region in southwestern South Dakota and northwestern Nebraska
BarbaryA region of northern Africa on the Mediterranean coast between Egypt and Gibraltar
BengalA region whose eastern part is now Bangladesh and whose western part is included in India
Big BendA triangular area in southwestern Texas on the Mexican border
Big SurA picturesque coastal region of California to the south of San Francisco
BithyniaAn ancient country in northwestern Asia Minor in what is now Turkey
Bluegrass, Bluegrass Country, Bluegrass RegionAn area in central Kentucky noted for it bluegrass and thoroughbred horses
BohemiaA historical area and former kingdom in the Czech Republic
BrandenburgThe territory of an Elector (of the Holy Roman Empire) that expanded to become the kingdom of Prussia in 1701
British EmpireA former empire consisting of Great Britain and all the territories under its control
Byzantine Empire, Byzantium, Eastern Roman EmpireA continuation of the Roman Empire in the Middle East after its division in 395
CaledoniaThe geographical area (in Roman times) to the north of the Antonine Wall
CappadociaAn ancient country is eastern Asia Minor
Caribbeanregion including the Caribbean Islands
Carolina, CarolinasThe area of the states of North Carolina and South Carolina
Caucasia, CaucasusA large region between the Black and Caspian seas that contains the Caucasus Mountains
Chaldea, ChaldaeaAn ancient region of Mesopotamia lying between the Euphrates delta and the Persian Gulf and the Arabian Desert
Chechnya, Chechenia, Chechen RepublicAn autonomous republic in southwestern Russia in the northern Caucasus Mountains bordering on Georgia
Coats LandA region of western Antarctica along the southeastern shore of the Weddell Sea
Colchis(Greek mythology) a region on the Black Sea to the south of the Caucasus that was the site of an ancient country where (according to Greek mythology) Jason sought the Golden Fleece
Confederacy, Confederate States, Confederate States of America, South, Dixie, DixielandThe southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861
CumbriaA former Celtic kingdom in northwestern England
CzechoslovakiaA former republic in central Europe
DakotaThe area of the states of North Dakota and South Dakota
DalmatiaA historical region of Croatia on the Adriatic Sea
Deep SouthThe southeastern region of the United States
Donets Basin, Donbass, DonbasAn industrial region in the Ukraine
East, eastern United StatesThe region of the United States lying to the north of the Ohio River and to the east of the Mississippi River
East AfricaA geographical area in eastern Africa
East AngliaA region of eastern England that was formerly a kingdom
East CoastThe eastern seaboard of the United States (especially the strip between Boston and Washington D.C.)
Elam, SusianaAn ancient country in southwestern Asia to the east of the Tigris River (in what is modern Iran)
Enderby LandA region of Antarctica between Queen Maud Land and Wilkes Land
EpirusAn ancient area on the Ionian Sea that flourished as a kingdom in the 3rd century BC
European RussiaThe part of Russia that is part of Europe
Fertile CrescentA geographical area of fertile land in the Middle East stretching in a broad semicircle from the Nile to the Tigris and Euphrates
Finger LakesA geographical area in central New York State that is named for a series of narrow glacial lakes that lie parallel in a north-south direction
French IndochinaThe French colonies of the territory now occupied by Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam
FrieslandThe western part of the ancient region of Frisia in northern Europe on the North Sea between the Scheldt river and the Weser river
FrisiaAn ancient region of northwestern Europe including the Frisian Islands
GalatiaAn ancient country in central Asia Minor
GaliciaA region (and former kingdom) in northwestern Spain on the Atlantic and the Bay of Biscay
GalileeAn area of northern Israel
Gaul, GalliaAn ancient region of western Europe that included what is now northern Italy and France and Belgium and part of Germany and the Netherlands
Gaza Strip, GazaA coastal region at the southeastern corner of the Mediterranean bordering Israel and Egypt
Golan Heights, GolanA fortified hilly area between southern Lebanon and southern Syria
GuianaA geographical region of northeastern South America including Guyana and Surinam
Gulf StatesA region of the United States comprising states bordering the Gulf of Mexico
Gulf StatesThe countries in southwestern Asia that border the Persian Gulf
Hejaz, Hedjaz, HijazA coastal region of the western Arabian Peninsula bordering on the Red Sea
HindustanNorthern region of India where Hinduism predominates
IberiaAn ancient geographical region to the south of the Caucasus Mountains that corresponded approximately to the present-day Georgia
IllyriaAn uncertain region on the east shore of the Adriatic where an ancient Indo-European people once lived
Ioniaregion of western Asia Minor colonized by ancient Greeks
Iraqi KurdistanThe part of Kurdistan that is in northwestern Iraq
Judah, JudaAn ancient kingdom of southern Palestine with Jerusalem as its center
Judea, JudaeaThe southern part of ancient Palestine succeeding the kingdom of Judah
Kanara, CanaraA historical region of southwestern India on the west coast
KareliaA region in Finland and Russia between the Gulf of Finland and the White Sea
Kashmir, Cashmere, Jammu and KashmirAn area in southwestern Asia whose sovereignty is disputed between Pakistan and India
KlondikeA region in northwestern Canada where gold was discovered in 1896 but exhausted by 1910
KurdistanAn extensive geographical region in the Middle East to the south of the Caucasus
LabradorThe mainland part of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador in the eastern part of the large Labrador-Ungava Peninsula in northeastern Canada
LaconiaAn ancient region of southern Greece in the southeastern Peloponnesus
LancashireA historical area of northwestern England on the Irish Sea
Lappland, LaplandA region in northmost Europe inhabited by Lapps
Latin AmericaThe parts of North America and South America to the south of the United States where Romance languages are spoken
LeonA historical area and former kingdom in northwestern Spain
LevantThe former name for the geographical area of the eastern Mediterranean that is now occupied by Lebanon, Syria, and Israel
LivoniaA region on the Baltic that is divided between northern Estonia and southern Latvia
Low CountriesThe lowland region of western Europe on the North Sea
Lusitaniaancient region and Roman province on the Iberian Peninsula
LyciaAn ancient region on the coast of southwest Asia Minor
LydiaAn ancient region on the coast of western Asia Minor
LyonnaisA former province of east central France
Macedon, Macedonia, MakedonijaThe ancient kingdom of Philip II and Alexander the Great in the southeastern Balkans that is now divided among modern Macedonia and Greece and Bulgaria
Maghreb, MahgribThe region of northwest Africa comprising the Atlas Mountains and the coastlands of Morocco and Algeria and Tunisia
ManchuriaA region in northeastern China
Maritime Provinces, Maritimes, Canadian Maritime ProvincesThe collective name for the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island
MesoamericaMexico and Central America
MesopotamiaThe land between the Tigris and Euphrates
Mid-Atlantic statesA region of the eastern United States comprising New York and New Jersey and Pennsylvania and Delaware and Maryland
Middle East, Mideast, Near EastThe area around the eastern Mediterranean
MidiThe southern part of France
Midwest, middle west, midwestern United StatesThe north central region of the United States (sometimes called the heartland or the breadbasket of America)
MongoliaA vast region in Asia including the Mongolian People's Republic and China's Inner Mongolia
Montenegro, Crna GoraA former country bordering on the Adriatic Sea
MoraviaA region in the central and eastern part of the Czech Republic
Nejd, NajdA central plateau region of the Arabian Peninsula
New EnglandA region of northeastern United States comprising Maine and New Hampshire and Vermont and Massachusetts and Rhode Island and Connecticut
New ForestAn area of woods and heathland in southern Hampshire that was set aside by William I as Crown property in 1079
Normandie, NormandyA former province of northwestern France on the English channel
NorthThe region of the United States lying to the north of the Mason-Dixon line
North AfricaAn area of northern Africa between the Sahara and the Mediterranean Sea
Northeast, northeastern United StatesThe northeastern region of the United States
NorthumbriaAn Anglo-Saxon kingdom in northern England until 876
Northwest, northwestern United StatesThe northwestern region of the United States
NubiaAn ancient region of northeastern Africa (southern Egypt and northern Sudan) on the Nile
OrleanaisA former province of north central France
Pacific NorthwestA region of the northwestern United States usually including Washington and Oregon and sometimes southwestern British Columbia
Palestine, Canaan, Holy Land, Promised LandAn ancient country in southwestern Asia on the east coast of the Mediterranean Sea
ParthiaAn ancient kingdom in Asia to the southeast of the Caspian Sea
Patagoniaregion in southern South America between the Andes and the South Atlantic
PhilistiaAn ancient region on the coast of southwestern Palestine that was strategically located on a trade route between Syria and Egypt
Phoenicia, PheniciaAn ancient maritime country (a collection of city states) at eastern end of the Mediterranean
PhrygiaAn ancient country in western and central Asia Minor
PiedmontThe plateau between the coastal plain and the Appalachian Mountains
PontusAn ancient region of northern Asia Minor on the Black Sea
Prussia, PreussenA former / former kingdom in north-central Europe including present-day northern Germany and northern Poland
PunjabA historical region on northwestern India and northern Pakistan
Queen Maud LandA region of Antarctica between Enderby Land and the Weddell Sea
Rhineland, RheinlandA picturesque region of Germany around the Rhine river
RivieraA coastal area between La Spezia in Italy and Cannes in France
Ruhr, Ruhr ValleyA major industrial and coal mining region in the valley of the Ruhr river in northwestern Germany
SavoyA geographical region of historical importance
Saxony, Sachsen, SaxeAn area in Germany around the upper Elbe river
ScandinaviaA group of culturally related countries in northern Europe
ScythiaAn ancient area of Eurasia extending from the Black Sea to the Aral Sea that was populated by Scythians from the eighth to the fourth century BC
Serbia, SrbijaA historical region in central and northern Yugoslavia
SiberiaA vast Asian region of Russia
Silesia, Slask, Slezsko, SchlesienA region of central Europe rich in deposits of coal and iron ore
Silicon ValleyA region in California to the south of San Francisco that is noted for its concentration of high-technology industries
SouthThe region of the United States lying to the south of the Mason-Dixon line
Southeast, southeastern United StatesThe southeastern region of the United States
Southeast AsiaA geographical division of Asia that includes Indochina plus Indonesia and the Philippines and Singapore
Southwest, southwestern United StatesThe southwestern region of the United States generally including New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, Nevada, California, and sometimes Utah and Colorado
Sub-Saharan Africa, Black AfricaThe region of Africa to the south of the Sahara Desert
Sudan, SoudanA region of northern Africa to the south of the Sahara and Libyan deserts
SumerAn area in the southern region of Babylonia in present-day Iraq
Sunbeltstates in the south and southwest that have a warm climate and tend to be politically conservative
TanganyikaA former state in East Africa
Tartary, TataryThe vast geographical region of Europe and Asia that was controlled by the Mongols in the 13th and 14th centuries
Thessalia, ThessalyA fertile plain on the Aegean Sea in east central Greece
ThraceAn ancient country and wine producing region in the east of the Balkan Peninsula to the north of the Aegean Sea
Thule, ultima ThuleThe geographical region believed by ancient geographers to be the northernmost land in the inhabited world
ThuringiaA historical region of southern Germany
Tidewater, Tidewater regionThe coastal plain of the South
TranscaucasiaA geographical region to the south of the Caucasus Mountains and to the north of Turkey that comprises Georgia and Armenia and Azerbaijan
Turkistan, TurkestanA historical region of central Asia that was a center for trade between the East and the West
UlsterA historic division of Ireland located in the northeastern part of the island
Victoria LandA mountainous area of Antarctica bounded by the Ross Sea and Wilkes Land
WessexA Saxon kingdom in southwestern England that became the most powerful English kingdom by the 10th century
West, western United StatesThe region of the United States lying to the west of the Mississippi River
West AfricaAn area of western Africa between the Sahara Desert and the Gulf of Guinea
West BankAn area between Israel and Jordan on the west bank of the Jordan river
West CoastThe western seaboard of the United States from Washington to southern California
West CountryThe southwestern part of England (including Cornwall and Devon and Somerset)
Western Roman Empire, Western EmpireThe western part after the Roman Empire was divided in 395
Western Sahara, Spanish SaharaAn area in northwestern Africa with rich phosphate deposits
Wilkes LandA coastal region of Antarctica on the Indian Ocean to the south of Australia
YorkshireA former large county in northern England
pampasThe vast grassy plains of northern Argentina
NarrowerBaltic State, Baltic RepublicEuropean countries bordering the Baltic Sea
ColonyOne of the 13 British colonies that formed the original states of the United States
Dar al-Islam, House of Islamareas where Muslims are in the majority
Dar al-harb, House of Warareas where Muslims are in the minority and are persecuted
French regionA geographical subdivision of France
colony, dependencyA geographical area politically controlled by a distant country
country, rural areaAn area outside of cities and towns
dust bowlA region subject to dust storms
environment, environs, surroundings, surroundThe area in which something exists or lives
environs, purlieuAn outer adjacent area of any place
fieldA geographic region (land or sea) under which something valuable is found
hemispherehalf of the terrestrial globe
hot spot, hotspot, trouble spot, flashpointA place of political unrest and potential violence
killing field(usually plural) an area where many people have died (usually by massacre or genocide during war or violent civil disturbance)
narco-stateAn area that has been taken over and is controlled and corrupted by drug cartels and where law enforcement is effectively nonexistent
northern EuropeThe northernmost countries of Europe
panhandleA relatively narrow strip of land projecting from some larger / larger area
place, propertyAny area set aside for a particular purpose
river basin, basin, watershed, drainage basin, catchment area, catchment basin, drainage areaThe entire geographical area drained by a river and its tributaries
semidesertA region much like a desert but usually located between a desert and the surrounding regions
settlementAn area where a group of families live together
sphere, sphere of influenceThe geographical area in which one nation is very influential
territory, soilThe geographical area under the jurisdiction of a sovereign state
tract, piece of land, piece of ground, parcel of land, parcelAn extended area of land
urban area, populated areaA geographical area constituting a city or town
wilderness, wildA wild and uninhabited area left in its natural condition
zone, geographical zoneAny of the regions of the surface of the Earth loosely divided according to latitude / latitude or longitude
BroaderregionA large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth
Spanishárea geográfica, región
Catalanàrea geogràfica, regió

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