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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They also maintain a close relationship with the NEHA affiliates in their geographical area, serve as a liaison between the affiliates in their geographical area and NEHA, and, when possible, attend affiliate functions in order to promote NEHA and maintain contact with NEHA members within the affiliates.
The Indira Priyadarshini Vrikshamitra Awards for States and Union Territories are presented on the basis of percentage increase in the forest and tree cover to the geographical area of the state on the basis of India State of Forest Report published by Forest Survey of India, Dehradun.
The AMSS kit and the hot/cold weather kit you take depends on crew size and geographical area.
The geographical area encompassed in this Part is eastern Canada to the Prairie provinces and northward to the subarctic regions of this wide stretch of present-day Canada and parts of the United States.
This year, their classes will brainstorm to come up with the most distinctive sound representing their geographical area.
The older the buildings are in the geographical area, the more likely incoming materials contain lead.
Confusion has arisen because, according to the city council, one is a geographical area while the other is a distinct brand name.
5%); availability of full-time work in geographical area of choice (13.
Since 1997, the FAA has documented over 200 laser incidents occurring over a geographical area covering 16 states.
The corporations are seeking to control every facet of our lives in every geographical area of this hemisphere and eventually around the globe," said Conteris.
A region is a geographical area, sometimes loosely defined, that has a number of distinctive characteristics.
chief of the Tataviam Indian tribe, said the remains are in a geographical area inhabited by both his descendents and the Chumash Indian tribe.

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