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hinterland

1. land lying behind something, esp a coast or the shore of a river
2. remote or undeveloped areas of a country

hinterland

[′hin·tər‚land]
(geology)
The region behind the coastal district.
The terrain on the back of a folded mountain chain.
The moving block which forces geosynclinal sediments toward the foreland.
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It's not remote that they would hide in our hinterland areas or that of Piagapo's.
The City-State in Europe, 1000-1600: Hinterland, Territory, Region.
Cynically, this debt was ignored by the gerrymandering of the Conservative Government in 1974, when the obvious east-west split was ignored in favour of creating a Cardiff county, disguised as South Glamorgan, leaving the hinterland in poverty.
In all likelihood, there is another Karl Rove or James Carville out in the Democratic hinterlands, who ought to be playing essential roles in the most important races.
William Harris, Plain Folk and Gentry in a Slave Society: White Liberty and Black Slavery in Augusta's Hinterlands (Middletown, CT, 1985).
It is divided into four parts: Cahokia (four chapters), the Northern Hinterlands eight chapters), the Southern Hinterlands (four chapters), and observations (one chapter).
With the presence of additional policemen, the military can focus on their operations in the hinterlands where the terrorist groups are believed to be hiding, the Armed Forces of the Philippines chief said.
Uy said it could not be determined yet if the rebels have suffered casualties in the gun battle that rages in the hinterlands of Lagonglong.
Hinterlands and regional dynamics in the ancient Southwest.
Perhaps if the council were to hold its meetings in the hinterlands of this vast city twice or even four times a month instead of once a month, council members might have a better grasp on why ``people do not believe us.
The reports focus on the consequences for rural employment, housing, and services of intensifying links between European cities and their hinterlands.