hinterland

area served by a port or other centre

Hinterland

The hinterland is the land or district behind a coast or the shoreline of a river. Specifically, by the doctrine of the hinterland{Clarify|date=June 2011}, the word is applied to the inland region lying behind a port, claimed by the state that owns the coast. The area from which products are delivered to a port for shipping elsewhere is that port....
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Hinterland

• (n.) The land or region lying behind the coast district. The term is used esp. with reference to the so-called doctrine of the hinterland, sometimes advanced, that occupation of the coast supports a claim to an exclusive right to occupy, from time to time, the territory lying inland of the coast.
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Hinterland

Hin'ter┬Ěland` noun [ G.; hinter behind + land land.] The land or region lying behind the coast district. The term is used esp. with reference to the so-called doctrine of the hinterland , sometimes advanced, that occupation of the coast supports a claim to an exclusive right to occ...
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Hinterland

Hinterland is a country lying immediately behind a coast, river or frontier.
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Hinterland

The area landward of the flood defences.
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Hinterland

The region lying inland from the COAST.
Found on http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/sea/swces/products/glossary.htm

hinterland

tributary region, either rural or urban or both, that is closely linked economically with a nearby town or city.
Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/h/52
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