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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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Patria said the Army has been conducting regular patrols in the city's hinterland villages to guard the implementation of infrastructure projects.
Alejandre initially questioned the legality of resorts in the hinterland districts last year, fearing that the structures could be located in danger zones.
Buhari made the plea on Monday in Abuja during the first Regional Conference of International Africa Ports and Harbour (IAPH) with the theme: 'Africa Ports and Hinterland Community.'
The arrival of Hinterlands signals another saving grace for this industrial phoenix, reviving a defunct warehouse into independent, multi-purpose event space for conferences, festivals, exhibitions, meetings, galas, music events and everything in between.
"Hinterland Project" intermingled various ideologies and modes of thinking--including, prominently, those of French spatial and political theorists and Situationist strategies--in ways that make it difficult to identify Shi's theoretical standpoint.
The political and economic issue of the relationship of towns to their hinterland is essential for understanding early modern Europe.
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.
US anthropologists report their findings after a decade of field research into the rise and fall of the Classic Maya center of Xunantunich, and the changing organization of the households and communities that comprised its hinterlands. Most emphasis is on the political organization, with the larger goal of understanding inter-regional political dynamics in Maya civilization during the Late and Terminal Classic periods about 600-1000 AD.
The Dynamic Small Towns study investigated areas much smaller than TFWAs: small towns and their surrounding hinterlands. Small towns were defined in terms of ODPM (Office of the Deputy Prime Minister) urban settlements, and an enumeration-district-based approximation to this boundary was used to calculate small-town population characteristics.
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).
THEIR PRESIDENTS FLEE TO FOReign lands, their economies hit the skids, their hinterlands are plagued with terrorist activity.