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GEOGRAPHICAL REGION

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GEOGRAPHICAL REGION (noun)
  The noun GEOGRAPHICAL REGION has 1 sense:

1. a demarcated area of the Earth

  Familiarity information: GEOGRAPHICAL REGION used as a noun is very rare.


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GEOGRAPHICAL REGION (noun)


Sense 1geographical region [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A demarcated area of the Earth

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

geographic area; geographic region; geographical area; geographical region

Hypernyms ("geographical region" is a kind of...):

region (a large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "geographical region"):

Gulf States (the countries in southwestern Asia that border the Persian Gulf)

sphere; sphere of influence (the geographical area in which one nation is very influential)

country; rural area (an area outside of cities and towns)

panhandle (a relatively narrow strip of land projecting from some larger area)

Sunbelt (states in the south and southwest that have a warm climate and tend to be politically conservative)

Maghreb; Mahgrib (the region of northwest Africa comprising the Atlas Mountains and the coastlands of Morocco and Algeria and Tunisia)

hot spot; hotspot (a place of political unrest and potential violence)

hemisphere (half of the terrestrial globe)

dust bowl (a region subject to dust storms; especially the central region of United States subject to dust storms in the 1930s)

environment; environs; surround; surroundings (the area in which something exists or lives)

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)

French region (a geographical subdivision of France)

northern Europe (the northernmost countries of Europe)

pampas (the vast grassy plains of northern Argentina)

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)

killing field ((usually plural) an area where many people have died (usually by massacre or genocide during war or violent civil disturbance))

wild; wilderness (a wild and uninhabited area left in its natural condition)

West; western United States (the region of the United States lying to the west of the Mississippi River)

populated area; urban area (a geographical area constituting a city or town)

zone (a circumscribed geographical region characterized by some distinctive features)

environs; purlieu (an outer adjacent area of any place)

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)

catchment area; catchment basin; drainage area; drainage basin (the geographical area draining into a river or reservoir)

basin; river basin (the entire geographical area drained by a river and its tributaries)

soil; territory (the geographical area under the jurisdiction of a sovereign state)

geographical zone; zone (any of the regions of the surface of the Earth loosely divided according to latitude or longitude)

East; eastern United States (the region of the United States lying north of the Ohio River and east of the Mississippi River)

Instance hyponyms:

Lapland; Lappland (a region in northmost Europe inhabited by Lapps)

Savoy (a geographical region of historical importance; a former duchy in what is now southwestern France, western Switzerland, and northwestern Italy)

Lyonnais (a former province of east central France; now administered by Rhone-Alpes)

Orleanais (a former province of north central France; centered around Orleans)

Normandie; Normandy (a former province of northwestern France on the English channel; divided into Haute-Normandie and Basse-Normandie)

Najd; Nejd (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)

Midi (the south of France)

Dar al-harb; House of War (areas where Muslims are in the minority and are persecuted)

Guiana (a geographical region of northeastern South America including Guyana and Surinam)

Parthia (an ancient country in Asia on the Caspian Sea; dominated southwestern Asia from about 100 BC to 200 AD)

Cashmere; Jammu and Kashmir; Kashmir (an area in southwestern Asia whose sovereignty is disputed between Pakistan and India)

Spanish Sahara; Western Sahara (an area in northwestern Africa with rich phosphate deposits; under Moroccan control since 1992)

Mongolia (a vast region in Asia including the Mongolian People's Republic and China's Inner Mongolia)

Tartary; Tatary (the vast geographical region of Europe and Asia that was controlled by the Mongols in the 13th and 14th centuries)

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)

Thule; ultima Thule (the geographical region believed by ancient geographers to be the northernmost land in the inhabited world)

Riviera (a coastal area between La Spezia in Italy and Cannes in France)

Gallia; Gaul (an ancient region of western Europe that included what is now northern Italy and France and Belgium and part of Germany and the Netherlands)

Caledonia (the geographical area (in Roman times) 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; Kanara (a historical region of southwestern India on the west coast)

Punjab (a historical region on northwestern India and northern Pakistan)

Gujarat; Gujerat (a region of western India north of Bombay (bordering the Arabian Sea) where Gujarati is spoken)

Maharashtra (a historical area in west-central India)

Elam; Susiana (an ancient country in southwestern Asia 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 and Syria and Israel)

Macedon; Macedonia; 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 (a region and ancient country and wine producing region in the east of the Balkan Peninsula 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; Chaldaea; Chaldea (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; Chaldea (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)

Phenicia; Phoenicia (an ancient maritime country (a collection of city states) at eastern end of the Mediterranean)

Ulster (a historic division of Ireland located in the northeastern part of the island; six of Ulster's nine counties are in Northern Ireland)

Hedjaz; Hejaz; Hijaz (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; Chechenia; Chechnya (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)

Mid-Atlantic states (a region of the eastern United States comprising New York and New Jersey and Pennsylvania and Delaware and Maryland)

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)

Gulf States (a region of the United States comprising states bordering the Gulf of Mexico; Alabama and Florida and Louisiana and Mississippi and Texas)

Black Africa; Sub-Saharan Africa (the region of Africa south of the Sahara Desert)

Silicon Valley (a region in California south of San Francisco that is noted for its concentration of high-technology industries)

Confederacy; Confederate States; Confederate States of America; Dixie; Dixieland; South (the southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861)

South (the region of the United States lying south of the Mason-Dixon line)

Big Sur (a picturesque coastal region of California south of San Francisco)

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)

Schlesien; Silesia; Slask; Slezsko (a region of central Europe rich in deposits of coal and iron ore; annexed by Prussia in 1742 but now largely in Poland)

Dakota (the area of the states of North Dakota and South Dakota)

Lusitania (ancient region and Roman province on the Iberian Peninsula; corresponds roughly to modern Portugal and parts of Spain)

Low Countries (the lowland region of western Europe on the North Sea: Belgium and Luxembourg and the Netherlands)

Tidewater; Tidewater region (the coastal plain of the South: eastern parts of Virginia and North Carolina and South Carolina and Georgia)

Bluegrass; Bluegrass Country; Bluegrass Region (an area in central Kentucky noted for it bluegrass and thoroughbred horses)

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 north of the Mason-Dixon line)

New England (a region of northeastern United States comprising Maine and New Hampshire and Vermont and Massachusetts and Rhode Island and Connecticut)

North Africa (an area of northern Africa between the Sahara and the Mediterranean Sea)

Siberia (a vast Asian region of Russia; famous for long cold winters)

Iraqi Kurdistan (the part of Kurdistan that is in northwestern Iraq)

Dar al-Islam; House of Islam (areas where Muslims are in the majority)

Livonia (a region on the Baltic that is divided between northern Estonia and southern Latvia)

Colchis ((Greek mythology) a region on the Black Sea south of the Caucasus that was the site of an ancient country where (according to Greek mythology) Jason sought the Golden Fleece)

Donbas; Donbass; Donets Basin (an industrial region in the Ukraine)

Iberia (an ancient geographical region south of the Caucasus Mountains that corresponded approximately to the present-day Georgia)

Latin America (the parts of North America and South America 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; Sudan (a region of northern Africa south of the Sahara and Libyan deserts; extends from the Atlantic to the Red Sea)

West Africa (an area of western African between the Sahara Desert and the Gulf of Guinea)

Tanganyika (a former state in East Africa; united with Zanzibar in 1964 to form Tanzania)

Kurdistan (an extensive geographical region in the Middle East south of the Caucasus)

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)

Carolina (the area of the states of North Carolina and South Carolina)

Andalucia; Andalusia (a region in southern Spain on the Atlantic and the Mediterranean; formerly a center of Moorish civilization)

Caribbean (region including the Caribbean islands)

Illyria (an uncertain region on the east shore of the Adriatic where an ancient Indo-European people once lived)

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)

Phrygia (an ancient country in western and central Asia Minor)

Galatia (an ancient country in central Asia Minor)

Cappadocia (an ancient country is eastern Asia Minor)

East Africa (a geographical area in eastern Africa)

Northwest; northwestern United States (the northwestern region of the United States)

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)

Bohemia (a historical area and former kingdom in the Czech Republic)

Moravia (a region in the central and eastern part of the Czech Republic; it lies east of Bohemia and west of the Carpathians)

Czechoslovakia (a former republic in central Europe; divided into Czech Republic and Slovakia in 1993)

Mesoamerica (Mexico and Central America)

French Indochina (the French colonies of Cambodia and Laos and Vietnam were formerly organized as French Indochina)

Turkestan; Turkistan (a historical region of central Asia that was a center for trade between the East and the West)

Manchuria (a region in northeastern China)

Southeast Asia (a geographical division of Asia that includes Indochina plus Indonesia and the Philippines and Singapore)

Wilkes Land (a coastal region of Antarctica on the Indian Ocean south of Australia; most of the territory is claimed by Australia)

Victoria Land (a mountainous area of Antarctica bounded by the Ross Sea and Wilkes Land)

Transcaucasia (a geographical region south of the Caucasus Mountains and north of Turkey that comprises Georgia and Armenia and Azerbaijan)

Caucasia; Caucasus (a large region between the Black and Caspian seas that contains the Caucasus Mountains; oil is its major resource)

Nubia (an ancient region of northeastern Africa (southern Egypt and northern Sudan) on the Nile; much of Nubia is now under Lake Nasser)

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)

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)

Bad Lands; Badlands (an eroded and barren region in southwestern South Dakota and northwestern Nebraska)

Adelie Coast; Adelie Land; Terre Adelie (a costal region of Antarctica south of Australia; noted for its large colonies of penguins)

Appalachia (an impoverished coal mining area in the Appalachian Mountains (from Pennsylvania to North Carolina))

Coats Land (a region of western Antarctica along the southeastern shore of the Weddell Sea)

Southeast; southeastern United States (the southeastern region of the United States)

Queen Maud Land (a region of Antarctica between Enderby Land and the Weddell Sea; claimed by Norway)

Big Bend (a triangular area in southwestern Texas on the Mexican border; formed by a bend in the Rio Grande)

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)

Enderby Land (a region of Antarctica between Queen Maud Land and Wilkes Land; claimed by Australia)

Pacific Northwest (a region of the northwestern United States usually including Washington and Oregon and sometimes southwestern British Columbia)

middle west; Midwest; midwestern United States (the north central region of the United States (sometimes called the heartland or the breadbasket of America))

Northeast; northeastern United States (the northeastern region of the United States)

Southwest; southwestern United States (the southwestern region of the United States)

Scandinavia (a group of culturally related countries in northern Europe; Finland and Iceland are sometimes considered Scandinavian)

Sachsen; Saxe; Saxony (an area in Germany around the upper Elbe river; the original home of the Saxons)

Rheinland; Rhineland (a picturesque region of Germany around the Rhine river)

Canadian Maritime Provinces; Maritime Provinces; Maritimes (the collective name for the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island)

Labrador (the mainland part of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador in the eastern part of the large Labrador-Ungava Peninsula in northeastern Canada)

Dalmatia (a historical region of Croatia on the Adriatic Sea; mountainous with many islands)

Crna Gora; Montenegro (a former country bordering on the Adriatic Sea; now part of the Union of Serbia and Montenegro)

Serbia; Srbija (a historical region in central and northern Yugoslavia; Serbs settled the region in the 6th and 7th centuries)

Western Empire; Western Roman Empire (the western part after the Roman Empire was divided in 395; it lasted only until 476)

Byzantine Empire; Byzantium; Eastern Roman Empire (a continuation of the Roman Empire in the Middle East after its division in 395)

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)

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)

West Country (the southwest of England (including Cornwall and Devon and Somerset))

Northumbria (an Anglo-Saxon kingdom in northern England until 876)

Yorkshire (a former large county in northern England; in 1974 it was divided into three smaller counties)

Lancashire (a historical area of northwestern England on the Irish Sea; noted for textiles)

East Anglia (a region of eastern England that was formerly a kingdom)

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)

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)

British Empire (formerly the United Kingdom and all the territories under its control; reached its greatest extent at the end of World War I)

Judaea; Judea (the southern part of ancient Palestine succeeding the kingdom of Judah; a Roman province at the time of Christ)

Juda; Judah (an ancient kingdom of southern Palestine with Jerusalem as its center)

Lycia (an ancient region on the coast of southwest Asia Minor)

Laconia (an ancient region of southern Greece in the southeastern Peloponnesus; dominated by Sparta)

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)

Karelia (a region in Finland and Russia between the Gulf of Finland and the White Sea)

Thuringia (a historical region of southern Germany)

Ruhr; Ruhr Valley (a major industrial and coal mining region in the valley of the Ruhr river in northwestern Germany)

Preussen; Prussia (a former kingdom in north-central Europe including present-day northern Germany and northern Poland)

Brandenburg (the territory of an Elector (of the Holy Roman Empire) that expanded to become the kingdom of Prussia in 1701)

Lydia (an ancient region on the coast of western Asia Minor; a powerful kingdom until conquered by the Persians in 546 BC)

Thessalia; Thessaly (a fertile plain on the Aegean Sea in east central Greece; Thessaly was a former region of ancient Greece)

Canaan; Holy Land; Palestine; 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)

Golan; Golan Heights (a fortified hilly area between southern Lebanon and southern Syria)

Gaza; Gaza Strip (a coastal region at the southeastern corner of the Mediterranean bordering Israel and Egypt)

Galilee (an area of northern Israel; formerly the northern part of Palestine and the ancient kingdom of Israel; the scene of Jesus's ministry)

West Bank (an area between Israel and Jordan on the west bank of the Jordan river; populated largely by Palestinians)

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)

Middle East; Mideast; Near 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)

Arcadia (a department of Greece in the central Peloponnese)

Wessex (a Saxon kingdom in southwestern England that became the most powerful English kingdom by the 10th century)


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