geographical area

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Noun1.geographical area - a demarcated area of the Earthgeographical area - a demarcated area of the Earth  
territory, soil - the geographical area under the jurisdiction of a sovereign state; "American troops were stationed on Japanese soil"
dependency, colony - 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; "this Mexican town has become a narco-state that ships 100 pounds of cocaine to the United States every day"
place, property - any area set aside for a particular purpose; "who owns this place?"; "the president was concerned about the property across from the White House"
catchment area, catchment basin, drainage area, drainage basin, river basin, watershed, basin - the entire geographical area drained by a river and its tributaries; an area characterized by all runoff being conveyed to the same outlet; "flood control in the Missouri basin"
purlieu, environs - 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
environs, surround, surroundings, environment - the area in which something exists or lives; "the country--the flat agricultural surround"
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; "the United States cannot police all of the world's hot spots"
panhandle - a relatively narrow strip of land projecting from some larger area; "Wheeling is located in the northern panhandle of West Virginia"
region - a large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth; "penguins inhabit the polar regions"
rural area, country - an area outside of cities and towns; "his poetry celebrated the slower pace of life in the country"
sphere of influence, sphere - the geographical area in which one nation is very influential
field - a geographic region (land or sea) under which something valuable is found; "the diamond fields of South Africa"
settlement - an area where a group of families live together
populated area, urban area - a geographical area constituting a city or town
wild, wilderness - a wild and uninhabited area left in its natural condition; "it was a wilderness preserved for the hawks and mountaineers"
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
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Grants awarded to North Carolina today include: GRANT: Mental Health Systems Transformation GRANTEE: Department of Health & Human Services Amount: $293,769 Specific State Geographical Area Targeted: statewide Consumers who will benefit: Mentally ill individuals through the implementation of evidence based practices that will provide state of the art services through local management entities across the state.
A general introduction to each geographical area is followed by detailed, but never didactic, accounts of the major cultural groups existing within each region.
Parren gave this reply: "Because Ebola epidemics strike unexpectedly in relatively small and isolated groups of people distributed over a vast geographical area, broad vaccination programs would most likely not outweigh the risks and costs involved .
Spatial analysis generally focuses on a small geographical area and includes physical, demographic, and crime history characteristics.
We're going to make an effort not to be unique, but we're going to be cognizant that we are a different geographical area and have different interests and needs,'' Mardesich said.
Martin Morgan, CEO of DMG Information, said: "The acquisition of PPR will for the first time permit general market risks by property type and geographical area provided by PPR to be evaluated simultaneously with property specific risks provided by EDR.
When there are more calls than available units, we just don't sit in our little geographical area while our division or a neighboring division falls apart.
The world imports and exports of lighting fittings are broken down by geographical area (European Union and Norway and Switzerland, Central Eastern Europe outside EU and Russia, Asia and Pacific, Middle East and Africa, North America, South America) and by developed countries/emerging countries.
The Authority intends to appoint a maximum of 6 Contractors to each Geographical Area per Schedule.
An overlay, she said, also is less expensive to institute and will last longer than splitting off part of a geographical area and assigning it a new area code.
The world imports and exports of kitchen hoods are broken down by geographical area (European Union, Eastern Europe and Russia, Asia and Pacific, Middle East and Africa, North America, South America) and by developed / emerging countries.
In police terms, a "basic car" is a patrol car that is on the streets within a specific geographical area 24 hours a day.

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