geographic region

Definitions of geographic region
  1. noun
    a demarcated area of the Earth
    synonyms: geographic area, geographical area, geographical region
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    Andalucia
    a region in southern Spain on the Atlantic and the Mediterranean; formerly a center of Moorish civilization
    Appalachia
    a region of the Appalachian Mountains in the eastern United States
    Adelie Coast
    a costal region of Antarctica to the south of Australia; noted for its large colonies of penguins
    Bad Lands
    an eroded and barren region in southwestern South Dakota and northwestern Nebraska
    Barbary
    a region of northern Africa on the Mediterranean coast between Egypt and Gibraltar; was used as a base for pirates from the 16th to 19th centuries
    Bithynia
    an ancient country in northwestern Asia Minor in what is now Turkey; was absorbed into the Roman Empire by the end of the 1st century BC
    Nubia
    an ancient region of northeastern Africa (southern Egypt and northern Sudan) on the Nile; much of Nubia is now under Lake Nasser
    Caucasia
    a large region between the Black and Caspian seas that contains the Caucasus Mountains; oil is its major resource
    Transcaucasia
    a geographical region to the south of the Caucasus Mountains and to the north of Turkey that comprises Georgia and Armenia and Azerbaijan
    Coats Land
    a region of western Antarctica along the southeastern shore of the Weddell Sea
    eastern United States
    the region of the United States lying to the north of the Ohio River and to the east of the Mississippi River
    southeastern United States
    the southeastern region of the United States
    southwestern United States
    the southwestern region of the United States generally including New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, Nevada, California, and sometimes Utah and Colorado
    northeastern United States
    the northeastern region of the United States
    northwestern United States
    the northwestern region of the United States
    midwestern United States
    the north central region of the United States (sometimes called the heartland or the breadbasket of America)
    Pacific Northwest
    a region of the northwestern United States usually including Washington and Oregon and sometimes southwestern British Columbia
    Enderby Land
    a region of Antarctica between Queen Maud Land and Wilkes Land; claimed by Australia
    Finger Lakes
    a 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
    Maghreb
    the region of northwest Africa comprising the Atlas Mountains and the coastlands of Morocco and Algeria and Tunisia
    Big Bend
    a triangular area in southwestern Texas on the Mexican border; formed by a bend in the Rio Grande
    Queen Maud Land
    a region of Antarctica between Enderby Land and the Weddell Sea; claimed by Norway
    Victoria Land
    a mountainous area of Antarctica bounded by the Ross Sea and Wilkes Land
    Wilkes Land
    a coastal region of Antarctica on the Indian Ocean to the south of Australia; most of the territory is claimed by Australia
    western United States
    the region of the United States lying to the west of the Mississippi River
    East Africa
    a geographical area in eastern Africa
    Cappadocia
    an ancient country is eastern Asia Minor
    Galatia
    an ancient country in central Asia Minor
    Phrygia
    an ancient country in western and central Asia Minor
    Pontus
    an ancient region of northern Asia Minor on the Black Sea; it reached its height under Mithridates VI but was later incorporated into the Roman Empire
    Illyria
    an uncertain region on the east shore of the Adriatic where an ancient Indo-European people once lived
    Caribbean
    region including the Caribbean Islands
    Bengal
    a region whose eastern part is now Bangladesh and whose western part is included in India
    Patagonia
    region in southern South America between the Andes and the South Atlantic
    pampas
    the vast grassy plains of northern Argentina
    Southeast Asia
    a geographical division of Asia that includes Indochina plus Indonesia and the Philippines and Singapore
    Manchuria
    a region in northeastern China
    Turkestan
    a historical region of central Asia that was a center for trade between the East and the West
    French Indochina
    the French colonies of the territory now occupied by Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam
    Mesoamerica
    Mexico and Central America
    Czechoslovakia
    a former republic in central Europe; divided into Czech Republic and Slovakia in 1993
    Moravia
    a region in the central and eastern part of the Czech Republic; it lies to the east of Bohemia and to the west of the Carpathians
    Bohemia
    a historical area and former kingdom in the Czech Republic
    Scandinavia
    a group of culturally related countries in northern Europe; Finland and Iceland are sometimes considered Scandinavian
    Sachsen
    an area in Germany around the upper Elbe river; the original home of the Saxons
    Rheinland
    a picturesque region of Germany around the Rhine river
    Brandenburg
    the territory of an Elector (of the Holy Roman Empire) that expanded to become the kingdom of Prussia in 1701
    Preussen
    a former kingdom in north-central Europe including present-day northern Germany and northern Poland
    Ruhr Valley
    a major industrial and coal mining region in the valley of the Ruhr river in northwestern Germany
    Thuringia
    a historical region of southern Germany
    Karelia
    a region in Finland and Russia between the Gulf of Finland and the White Sea
    Epirus
    an ancient area on the Ionian Sea that flourished as a kingdom in the 3rd century BC; located in northwestern Greece and southern Albania
    Laconia
    an ancient region of southern Greece in the southeastern Peloponnesus; dominated by Sparta
    Lycia
    an ancient region on the coast of southwest Asia Minor
    Lydia
    an ancient region on the coast of western Asia Minor; a powerful kingdom until conquered by the Persians in 546 BC
    Thessalia
    a fertile plain on the Aegean Sea in east central Greece; Thessaly was a former region of ancient Greece
    Arcadia
    a department of Greece in the central Peloponnese
    Middle East
    the area around the eastern Mediterranean; from Turkey to northern Africa and eastward to Iran; the site of such ancient civilizations as Phoenicia and Babylon and Egypt and the birthplace of Judaism and Christianity and Islam; had continuous economic and political turmoil in the 20th century
    Fertile Crescent
    a geographical area of fertile land in the Middle East stretching in a broad semicircle from the Nile to the Tigris and Euphrates
    West Bank
    an area between Israel and Jordan on the west bank of the Jordan river; populated largely by Palestinians
    Galilee
    an area of northern Israel; formerly the northern part of Palestine and the ancient kingdom of Israel; the scene of Jesus's ministry
    Gaza Strip
    a coastal region at the southeastern corner of the Mediterranean bordering Israel and Egypt
    Golan Heights
    a fortified hilly area between southern Lebanon and southern Syria
    Promised Land
    an ancient country in southwestern Asia on the east coast of the Mediterranean Sea; a place of pilgrimage for Christianity and Islam and Judaism
    Judah
    an ancient kingdom of southern Palestine with Jerusalem as its center
    Judaea
    the southern part of ancient Palestine succeeding the kingdom of Judah; a Roman province at the time of Christ
    Philistia
    an ancient region on the coast of southwestern Palestine that was strategically located on a trade route between Syria and Egypt; important in biblical times
    Eastern Roman Empire
    a continuation of the Roman Empire in the Middle East after its division in 395
    Western Roman Empire
    the western part after the Roman Empire was divided in 395; it lasted only until 476
    Serbia
    a historical region in central and northern Yugoslavia; Serbs settled the region in the 6th and 7th centuries
    Montenegro
    a former country bordering on the Adriatic Sea; now part of the Union of Serbia and Montenegro
    Dalmatia
    a historical region of Croatia on the Adriatic Sea; mountainous with many islands
    Labrador
    the mainland part of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador in the eastern part of the large Labrador-Ungava Peninsula in northeastern Canada
    Canadian Maritime Provinces
    the collective name for the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island
    Klondike
    a region in northwestern Canada where gold was discovered in 1896 but exhausted by 1910
    Austria-Hungary
    a geographical area in central and eastern Europe; broken into separate countries at the end of World War I
    British Empire
    a former empire consisting of Great Britain and all the territories under its control; reached its greatest extent at the end of World War I; it included the British Isles, British West Indies, Canada, British Guiana; British West Africa, British East Africa, India, Australia, New Zealand
    Cumbria
    a former Celtic kingdom in northwestern England; the name continued to be used for the hilly northwestern region of England including the Lake District and the northern Pennines
    New Forest
    an area of woods and heathland in southern Hampshire that was set aside by William I as Crown property in 1079; originally a royal hunting ground but now administered as parkland; noted for its ponies
    East Anglia
    a region of eastern England that was formerly a kingdom
    Lancashire
    a historical area of northwestern England on the Irish Sea; noted for textiles
    Yorkshire
    a former large county in northern England; in 1974 it was divided into three smaller counties
    Northumbria
    an Anglo-Saxon kingdom in northern England until 876
    West Country
    the southwestern part of England (including Cornwall and Devon and Somerset)
    Wessex
    a Saxon kingdom in southwestern England that became the most powerful English kingdom by the 10th century
    Ulster
    a historic division of Ireland located in the northeastern part of the island; six of Ulster's nine counties are in Northern Ireland
    Caledonia
    the geographical area (in Roman times) to the north of the Antonine Wall; now a poetic name for Scotland
    Hindustan
    northern region of India where Hinduism predominates
    Sikkim
    a geographical area and former kingdom in northeastern India in the Himalaya Mountains between Nepal and Bhutan
    Canara
    a historical region of southwestern India on the west coast
    Punjab
    a historical region on northwestern India and northern Pakistan
    Gujarat
    a region of western India to the north of Bombay (bordering the Arabian Sea) where Gujarati is spoken
    Maharashtra
    a historical area in west-central India
    Gulf States
    the countries in southwestern Asia that border the Persian Gulf
    Susiana
    an ancient country in southwestern Asia to the east of the Tigris River (in what is modern Iran); was known for its warlike people
    Levant
    the former name for the geographical area of the eastern Mediterranean that is now occupied by Lebanon, Syria, and Israel
    Makedonija
    the ancient kingdom of Philip II and Alexander the Great in the southeastern Balkans that is now divided among modern Macedonia and Greece and Bulgaria
    Thrace
    an ancient country and wine producing region in the east of the Balkan Peninsula to the north of the Aegean Sea; colonized by ancient Greeks; later a Roman province; now divided between Bulgaria and Greece and Turkey
    Mesopotamia
    the land between the Tigris and Euphrates; site of several ancient civilizations; part of what is now known as Iraq
    Babylonia
    an ancient kingdom in southern Mesopotamia; Babylonia conquered Israel in the 6th century BC and exiled the Jews to Babylon (where Daniel became a counselor to the king)
    Chaldaea
    an ancient region of Mesopotamia lying between the Euphrates delta and the Persian Gulf and the Arabian Desert; settled in 1000 BC and destroyed by the Persians in 539 BC; reached the height of its power under Nebuchadnezzar II
    Sumer
    an area in the southern region of Babylonia in present-day Iraq; site of the Sumerian civilization of city-states that flowered during the third millennium BC
    Assyria
    an ancient kingdom in northern Mesopotamia which is in present-day Iraq
    Phoenicia
    an ancient maritime country (a collection of city states) at eastern end of the Mediterranean
    Gallia
    an ancient region of western Europe that included what is now northern Italy and France and Belgium and part of Germany and the Netherlands
    Riviera
    a coastal area between La Spezia in Italy and Cannes in France
    Midi
    the southern part of France
    Normandie
    a former province of northwestern France on the English channel; divided into Haute-Normandie and Basse-Normandie
    Orleanais
    a former province of north central France; centered around Orleans
    Lyonnais
    a former province of east central France; now administered by Rhone-Alpes
    Savoy
    a geographical region of historical importance; a former duchy in what is now southwestern France, western Switzerland, and northwestern Italy
    Guiana
    a geographical region of northeastern South America including Guyana and Surinam
    Friesland
    the western part of the ancient region of Frisia in northern Europe on the North Sea between the Scheldt river and the Weser river; part of this region is now a province in the Netherlands
    Frisia
    an ancient region of northwestern Europe including the Frisian Islands
    ultima Thule
    the geographical region believed by ancient geographers to be the northernmost land in the inhabited world
    Lappland
    a region in northmost Europe inhabited by Lapps
    Tartary
    the vast geographical region of Europe and Asia that was controlled by the Mongols in the 13th and 14th centuries
    Mongolia
    a vast region in Asia including the Mongolian People's Republic and China's Inner Mongolia
    Spanish Sahara
    an area in northwestern Africa with rich phosphate deposits; under Moroccan control since 1992
    Jammu and Kashmir
    an area in southwestern Asia whose sovereignty is disputed between Pakistan and India
    Parthia
    an ancient kingdom in Asia to the southeast of the Caspian Sea; it dominated southwestern Asia from about 250 BC to AD 226
    Najd
    a central plateau region of the Arabian Peninsula; formerly an independent sultanate until 1932 when it united with Hejaz to form the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Hedjaz
    a coastal region of the western Arabian Peninsula bordering on the Red Sea; includes both Mecca and Medina; formerly an independent kingdom until it united with Nejd to form the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Chechen Republic
    an autonomous republic in southwestern Russia in the northern Caucasus Mountains bordering on Georgia; declared independence from the USSR in 1991 but Russian troops invaded and continue to prosecute a relentless military campaign in the largely Muslim republic
    Siberia
    a vast Asian region of Russia; famous for long cold winters
    European Russia
    the part of Russia that is part of Europe
    Livonia
    a region on the Baltic that is divided between northern Estonia and southern Latvia
    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
    Donets Basin
    an industrial region in the Ukraine
    Iberia
    an ancient geographical region to the south of the Caucasus Mountains that corresponded approximately to the present-day Georgia
    Latin America
    the parts of North America and South America to the south of the United States where Romance languages are spoken
    Galicia
    a region (and former kingdom) in northwestern Spain on the Atlantic and the Bay of Biscay
    Leon
    a historical area and former kingdom in northwestern Spain
    Soudan
    a region of northern Africa to the south of the Sahara and Libyan deserts; extends from the Atlantic to the Red Sea
    Tanganyika
    a former state in East Africa; united with Zanzibar in 1964 to form Tanzania
    Kurdistan
    an extensive geographical region in the Middle East to the south of the Caucasus
    Iraqi Kurdistan
    the part of Kurdistan that is in northwestern Iraq
    Ionia
    region of western Asia Minor colonized by ancient Greeks
    East Coast
    the eastern seaboard of the United States (especially the strip between Boston and Washington D.C.)
    West Coast
    the western seaboard of the United States from Washington to southern California
    New England
    a region of northeastern United States comprising Maine and New Hampshire and Vermont and Massachusetts and Rhode Island and Connecticut
    Mid-Atlantic states
    a region of the eastern United States comprising New York and New Jersey and Pennsylvania and Delaware and Maryland
    Gulf States
    a region of the United States comprising states bordering the Gulf of Mexico; Alabama and Florida and Louisiana and Mississippi and Texas
    Confederate States of America
    the southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861
    South
    the region of the United States lying to the south of the Mason-Dixon line
    Deep South
    the southeastern region of the United States: South Carolina and Georgia and Alabama and Mississippi and Louisiana; prior to the American Civil War all these states produced cotton and permitted slavery
    Sunbelt
    states in the south and southwest that have a warm climate and tend to be politically conservative
    Tidewater region
    the coastal plain of the South: eastern parts of Virginia and North Carolina and South Carolina and Georgia
    Piedmont
    the plateau between the coastal plain and the Appalachian Mountains: parts of Virginia and North and South Carolina and Georgia and Alabama
    North
    the region of the United States lying to the north of the Mason-Dixon line
    Carolinas
    the area of the states of North Carolina and South Carolina
    Dakota
    the area of the states of North Dakota and South Dakota
    Bluegrass Country
    an area in central Kentucky noted for it bluegrass and thoroughbred horses
    Low Countries
    the lowland region of western Europe on the North Sea: Belgium and Luxembourg and the Netherlands
    Lusitania
    ancient region and Roman province on the Iberian Peninsula; corresponds roughly to modern Portugal and parts of Spain
    Schlesien
    a region of central Europe rich in deposits of coal and iron ore; annexed by Prussia in 1742 but now largely in Poland
    Big Sur
    a picturesque coastal region of California to the south of San Francisco
    Silicon Valley
    a region in California to the south of San Francisco that is noted for its concentration of high-technology industries
    Sub-Saharan Africa
    the region of Africa to the south of the Sahara Desert
    Scythia
    an 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
    North Africa
    an area of northern Africa between the Sahara and the Mediterranean Sea
    West Africa
    an area of western Africa between the Sahara Desert and the Gulf of Guinea
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    soil, territory
    the geographical area under the jurisdiction of a sovereign state
    colony, dependency
    a geographical area politically controlled by a distant country
    semidesert
    a region much like a desert but usually located between a desert and the surrounding regions
    narco-state
    an area that has been taken over and is controlled and corrupted by drug cartels and where law enforcement is effectively nonexistent
    place, property
    any area set aside for a particular purpose
    basin, catchment area, catchment basin, drainage area, drainage basin, river basin, watershed
    the entire geographical area drained by a river and its tributaries; an area characterized by all runoff being conveyed to the same outlet
    environs, purlieu
    an outer adjacent area of any place
    geographical zone, zone
    any of the regions of the surface of the Earth loosely divided according to latitude or longitude
    environment, environs, surround, surroundings
    the area in which something exists or lives
    dust bowl
    a region subject to dust storms; especially the central region of United States subject to dust storms in the 1930s
    hemisphere
    half of the terrestrial globe
    hot spot, hotspot
    a place of political unrest and potential violence
    panhandle
    a relatively narrow strip of land projecting from some larger area
    country, rural area
    an area outside of cities and towns
    sphere, sphere of influence
    the geographical area in which one nation is very influential
    field
    a geographic region (land or sea) under which something valuable is found
    settlement
    an area where a group of families live together
    parcel, parcel of land, piece of ground, piece of land, tract
    an extended area of land
    populated area, urban area
    a geographical area constituting a city or town
    wild, wilderness
    a wild and uninhabited area left in its natural condition
    killing field
    (usually plural) an area where many people have died (usually by massacre or genocide during war or violent civil disturbance)
    northern Europe
    the northernmost countries of Europe
    French region
    a geographical subdivision of France
    Baltic Republic, Baltic State
    European countries bordering the Baltic Sea
    Colony
    one of the 13 British colonies that formed the original states of the United States
    Dar al-Islam, House of Islam
    areas where Muslims are in the majority
    Dar al-harb, House of War
    areas where Muslims are in the minority and are persecuted
    baseball diamond, diamond, infield
    the area of a baseball field that is enclosed by 3 bases and home plate
    boatyard
    a place where boats are built or maintained or stored
    center, center field, centerfield
    the piece of ground in the outfield directly ahead of the catcher
    left, left field, leftfield
    the piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's left
    outfield
    the area of a baseball playing field beyond the lines connecting the bases
    right, right field, rightfield
    the piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's right
    sanctuary
    a consecrated place where sacred objects are kept
    short
    the location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed
    railway yard, railyard, yard
    an area having a network of railway tracks and sidings for storage and maintenance of cars and engines
    ambiance, ambience
    the atmosphere of an environment
    Crown Colony
    a British colony controlled by the British Crown, represented by a governor
    back country, backwoods, boondocks, hinterland
    a remote and undeveloped area
    barren, waste, wasteland
    an uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivation
    bush
    a large wilderness area
    frontier
    a wilderness at the edge of a settled area of a country
    desert
    arid land with little or no vegetation
    oasis
    a fertile tract in a desert (where the water table approaches the surface)
    battlefield, battleground, field, field of battle, field of honor
    a region where a battle is being (or has been) fought
    minefield
    a region in which explosives mines have been placed
    center, centre
    a place where some particular activity is concentrated
    colony
    a place where a group of people with the same interest or occupation are concentrated
    breeding ground
    a place where animals breed
    detention basin
    a storage site (such as a small reservoir) that delays the flow of water downstream
    retention basin
    a storage site similar to a detention basin but the water in storage is permanently obstructed from flowing downstream
    megalopolis
    a very large urban complex (usually involving several cities and towns)
    conurbation, sprawl, urban sprawl
    an aggregation or continuous network of urban communities
    clearing, glade
    a tract of land with few or no trees in the middle of a wooded area
    climatic zone
    any of the geographical zones loosely divided according to prevailing climate and latitude
    eastern hemisphere, orient
    the hemisphere that includes Eurasia and Africa and Australia
    medium
    the surrounding environment
    scene, setting
    the context and environment in which something is set
    element
    the most favorable environment for a plant or animal
    farming area, farmland
    a rural area where farming is practiced
    field
    a piece of land cleared of trees and usually enclosed
    field of fire
    the area that a weapon or group of weapons can cover effectively with gun fire from a given position
    grounds
    a tract of land cleared for some special purposes (recreation or burial etc.)
    athletic field, field, playing area, playing field
    a piece of land prepared for playing a game
    habitat, home ground
    the type of environment in which an organism or group normally lives or occurs
    hatchery
    a place where eggs are hatched under artificial conditions (especially fish eggs)
    industrial park
    a tract of land at a distance from city center that is designed for a cluster of businesses and factories
    grassland
    land where grass or grasslike vegetation grows and is the dominant form of plant life
    melting pot
    an environment in which many ideas and races are socially assimilated
    mud flat
    a tract of low muddy land near an estuary; covered at high tide and exposed at low tide
    parade ground
    an area for holding parades
    fairground
    an open area for holding fairs or exhibitions or circuses
    midway
    the place at a fair or carnival where sideshows and similar amusements are located
    fairway
    a tract of ground free of obstacles to movement
    park, parkland
    a large area of land preserved in its natural state as public property
    common, commons, green, park
    a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area
    parts
    the local environment
    picnic area, picnic ground
    a tract of land set aside for picnicking
    public square, square
    an open area at the meeting of two or more streets
    toll plaza
    an area where tollbooths are located
    municipality
    an urban district having corporate status and powers of self-government
    new town
    a planned urban community created in a rural or undeveloped area and designed to be self-sufficient with its own housing and education and commerce and recreation
    range
    a large tract of grassy, open land on which livestock can graze
    countryside
    rural regions
    scrubland
    an uncultivated region covered with scrub vegetation
    weald
    an area of open or forested country
    wold
    a tract of open rolling country (especially upland)
    sector
    a portion of a military position
    land site, site
    the piece of land on which something is located (or is to be located)
    coalfield
    a region where there is coal underground
    gasfield
    a region where there is natural gas underground
    oilfield
    a region rich in petroleum deposits (especially one with producing oil wells)
    hamlet, village
    a settlement smaller than a town
    subdivision
    an area composed of subdivided lots
    mine field
    a tract of land containing explosive mines
    terrain
    a piece of ground having specific characteristics or military potential
    patch, plot, plot of ground, plot of land
    a small area of ground covered by specific vegetation
    lot
    a parcel of land having fixed boundaries
    barrio
    an urban area in a Spanish-speaking country
    New World, occident, western hemisphere
    the hemisphere that includes North America and South America
    yard
    a tract of land enclosed for particular activities (sometimes paved and usually associated with buildings)
    yard
    a tract of land where logs are accumulated
    time zone
    any of the 24 regions of the globe (loosely divided by longitude) throughout which the same standard time is used
    transit zone
    a six million square mile area that includes the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico and the eastern Pacific Ocean; includes the principal routes used by drug smugglers
    customs
    the place at an airport or port where officials screen incoming travelers and goods
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    region
    a large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth
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