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1. geographical region  (noun) 
a demarcated area of the Earth



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territory / soil - the geographical area under the jurisdiction of a sovereign state
Andalusia / Andalucia - a region in southern Spain on the Atlantic and the Mediterranean
Appalachia - an impoverished coal mining area in the Appalachian Mountains (from Pennsylvania to North Carolina)
colony / dependency - a geographical area politically controlled by a distant country
Bad Lands / Badlands - an eroded and barren region in southwestern South Dakota and northwestern Nebraska
Barbary - a region of northern Africa on the Mediterranean coast between Egypt and Gibraltar
Bithynia - an ancient country in northwestern Asia Minor in what is now Turkey
Nubia - an ancient region of northeastern Africa (southern Egypt and northern Sudan) on the Nile
desert - an arid region with little or no vegetation
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
river basin / basin - the entire geographical area drained by a river and its tributaries
Caucasia / Caucasus - a large region between the Black and Caspian seas
Coats Land - a region of western Antarctica along the southeastern shore of the Weddell Sea
zone / geographical 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
Southeast / southeastern United States - the southeastern region of the United States
Southwest / southwestern United States - the southwestern region of the United States
Northeast / northeastern United States - the northeastern region of the United States
Northwest / northwestern United States - the northwestern region of the United States
Midwest / Middle West - the north central region of the United States (sometimes called the heartland or the breadbasket of America)
Pacific Northwest - a region of the northwestern United States usually including Wshington and Oregon and sometimes southwestern British Columbia
Enderby Land - a region of Antarctica between Queen Maud Land and Wilkes Land
environment / environs / surroundings / surround - the area in which something exists or lives
dust bowl - a region subject to dust storms
hemisphere - half of the terrestrial globe
hot spot / hotspot - a place of political unrest and potential violence
Maghreb / Mahgrib - the region of northwest Africa comprising the Atlas Mountains and the coastlands of Morocco and Algeria and Tunisia
Big Bend - a triangular area in southwestern Texas on the Mexican border
panhandle - a relatively narrow strip of land projecting from some larger area
Queen Maud Land - a region of Antarctica between Enderby Land and the Weddell Sea
country / rural area - an area outside of cities and towns
sphere / sphere of influence - the geographical area in which one nation is very influential
field - a geographic region (land or sea) under which something valuable is found
settlement - an area where a group of families live together
tract / piece of land / piece of ground / parcel of land / parcel - an extended area of land
urban area / populated area - a geographical area constituting a city or town
Victoria Land - a mountainous area of Antarctica bounded by the Ross Sea and Wilkes Land
Wilkes Land - a coastal region of Antarctica on the Indian Ocean south of Australia
West / western United States - the region of the United States lying to the west of the Mississippi River
wilderness / wild - a wild and uninhabited area
zone - a circumscribed geographical region characterized by some distinctive features
killing field - (usually plural) an area where many people have died (usually by massacre or genocide during war or violent civil disturbance)
East Africa - a geographical area in eastern Africa
Cappadocia - an ancient country is eastern Asia Minor
Galatia - an ancient country in central Asia Minor
Phrygia - an ancient country in western and central Asia Minor
Pontus - an ancient region of northern Asia Minor on the Black Sea
Illyria - an uncertain region on the east shore of the Adriatic where an ancient Indo-European people once lived
Caribbean - region including the Caribbean islands
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
pampas - the vast grassy plains of northern Argentina
Rhineland / Rheinland - a picturesque region of Germany around the Rhine river
Southeast Asia - a geographical division of Asia that includes Indochina plus Indonesia and the Philippines and Singapore
Manchuria - a region in northeastern China
Turkistan / Turkestan - a historical region of central Asia that was a center for trade between the East and the West
French Indochina - the French colonies of Cambodia and Laos and Vietnam were formerly organized as French Indochina
Mesoamerica - Mexico and Central America
Czechoslovakia - a former republic in central Europe
Moravia - a region in the central and eastern part of the Czech Republic
Bohemia - a historical area and former kingdom in the Czech Republic
northern Europe - the northernmost countries of Europe
Scandinavia - a group of culturally related countries in northern Europe
Saxony / Sachsen / Saxe - an area in Germany around the upper Elbe river
Brandenburg - the territory of an Elector (of the Holy Roman Empire) that expanded to become the kingdom of Prussia in 1701
Prussia / Preussen - a former kingdom in north-central Europe including present-day northern Germany and northern Poland
Ruhr / Ruhr Valley - a major industrial and coal mining region in the valley of the Ruhr river in northwestern Germany
Thuringia - a historical region of southern Germany
Karelia - a region in Finland and Russia between the Gulf of Finland and the White Sea
Epirus - an ancient area on the Ionian Sea that flourished as a kingdom in the 3rd century BC
Laconia - an ancient region of southern Greece in the southeastern Peloponnesus
Lycia - an ancient region on the coast of southwest Asia Minor
Lydia - an ancient region on the coast of western Asia Minor
Thessalia / Thessaly - a fertile plain on the Aegean Sea in east central Greece
Arcadia - a department of Greece in the central Peloponnese
Middle East / Mideast / Near East - the area around the eastern Mediterranean
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
West Bank - an area between Israel and Jordan on the west bank of the Jordan river
Galilee - an area of northern Israel
Gaza Strip / Gaza - a coastal region at the southeastern corner of the Mediterranean bordering Israel and Egypt
Golan Heights / Golan - a fortified hilly area between southern Lebanon and southern Syria
Palestine / Canaan / Holy Land / Promised Land - an ancient country is southwestern Asia on the east coast of the Mediterranean
Judah / Juda - an ancient kingdom of southern Palestine with Jerusalem as its center
Judea / Judaea - the southern part of the ancient Palestine succeeding the kingdom of Judah
Philistia - an ancient region on the coast of southwestern Palestine that was strategically located on a trade route between Syria and Egypt
Byzantine Empire / Byzantium / Eastern Roman Empire - a continuation of the Roman Empire in the Middle East after its division in 395
Western Roman Empire / Western Empire - the western part after the Roman Empire was divided in 395
Montenegro / Crna Gora - a former country bordering on the Adriatic Sea
Dalmatia - a historical region of Croatia on the Adriatic Sea
Serbia / Srbija - a historical region in central and northern Yugoslavia
Labrador - the mainland part of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador in the eastern part of the large Labrador-Ungava Peninsula in northeastern Canada
Maritime Provinces / Maritimes / Canadian Maritime Provinces - the collective name for the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island
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
British Empire - formerly the United Kingdom and all the territories under its control
Cumbria - a former Celtic kingdom in northwestern England
East Anglia - a region of eastern England that was formerly a kingdom
Lancashire - a historical area of northwestern England on the Irish Sea
Yorkshire - a former large county in northern England
Northumbria - an Anglo-Saxon kingdom in northern England until 876
West Country - the southwest of England (including Cornwall and Devon and Somerset)
Sussex - a former Anglo-Saxon kingdom in southern England on the English Channel
Wessex - a Saxon kingdom in southwestern England that became the most powerful English kingdom by the 10th century
Ulster - a historic division of Ireland located in the northeastern part of the island
Caledonia - the geographical area (in Roman times) north of the Antonine Wall
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
Kanara / Canara - 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
Gulf States - the countries in southwestern Asia that border the Persian Gulf
Elam / Susiana - an ancient country in southwestern Asia east of the Tigris River (in what is modern Iran)
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
Mesopotamia - the land between the Tigris and Euphrates
Babylonia / Chaldaea / Chaldea - an ancient kingdom in southern Mesopotamia
Chaldea / Chaldaea - an ancient region of Mesopotamia lying between the Euphrates delta and the Persian Gulf and the Arabian Desert
Sumer - an area in the southern region of Babylonia in present-day Iraq
Assyria - an ancient kingdom in northern Mesopotamia which is in present-day Iraq
Phoenicia / Phenicia - an ancient maritime country (a collection of city states) at eastern end of the Mediterranean
Gaul / Gallia - an ancient region of western Europe that included what is now northern Italy and France and Belgium and part of Germany and the Netherlands
Riviera - a coastal area between La Spezia in Italy and Cannes in France
French region - a geographical subdivision of France
Midi - the south of France
Normandie / Normandy - a former province of northwestern France on the English channel
Orleanais - a former province of north central France
Lyonnais - a former province of east central France
Guiana - a geographical region of northeastern South America including Guyana and Surinam
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
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
Lappland / Lapland - a region in northmost Europe inhabited by Lapps
Tartary / Tatary - the vast geographical region of Europe and Asia that was controlled by the Mongols in the 13th and 14th centuries
Mongolia - a vast region in Asia including the Mongolian People''s Republic and China''s Inner Mongolia
Western Sahara / Spanish Sahara - an area in northwestern Africa with rich phosphate deposits
Kashmir / Cashmere / Jammu and Kashmir - an area in southwestern Asia whose sovereignty is disputed between Pakistan and India
Parthia - an ancient country in Asia on the Caspian Sea
Nejd / Najd - a central plateau region of the Arabian Peninsula
Hejaz / Hedjaz / Hijaz - a coastal region of the western Arabian Peninsula bordering on the Red Sea
Chechnya / Chechenia / Chechen Republic - an autonomous republic in southwestern Russia in the northern Caucasus Mountains bordering on Georgia
Siberia - a vast Asian region of Russia
Baltic State / Baltic Republic - European countries bordering the Baltic Sea
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
Donets Basin / Donbass / Donbas - an industrial region in the Ukraine
Latin America - the parts of North 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
Sudan / Soudan - a region of northern Africa south of the Sahara and Libyan deserts
Tanganyika - a former state in East Africa
Kurdistan - an extensive geographical region in the Middle East south of the Caucacus
Iraqi Kurdistan - the part of Kurdistan that is in northwestern Iraq
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 California
Colony - one of the 13 British colonies that formed the original states of the United States
New England - a region of northeastern United States comprising Maine and New Hampshire and Vermont and Massachusetts and Rhode Island and Connecticut
Mid-Atlantic states - a region of the eastern United States comprising New York and New Jersey and Pennsylvania and Delaware and Maryland
Gulf States - a region of the United States comprising states bordering the Gulf of Mexico
Confederacy / Confederate States / Confederate States of America / South / Dixie / Dixieland - 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
Deep South - the southeastern region of the United States: South Carolina and Georgia and Alabama and Mississippi and Louisiana
Sunbelt - states in the south and southwest that have a warm climate and tend to be politically conservative
Tidewater - the coastal plain of the South: eastern parts of Virginia and North Carolina and South Carolina and Georgia
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
Carolina - the area of the states of North Carolina and South Carolina
Dakota - the area of the states of North Dakota and South Dakota
Bluegrass / Bluegrass Country / Bluegrass Region - an area in central Kentucky notied for it bluegrass and thoroughbred horses
Low Countries - the lowland region of western Europe on the North Sea: Belgium and Luxembourg and the Netherlands
Lusitania - ancient region and Roman province of the Iberian peninsula
Silesia / Slask / Slezsko / Schlesien - a region of central Europe rich in deposits of coal and iron ore
Big Sur - a picturesque coastal region of California south of San Francisco
Silicon Valley - a region in California south of San Francisco that is noted for its concentration of high-technology industries
Sub-Saharan Africa / Black Africa - the region of Africa south of the Sahara Desert
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
North Africa - an area of northern Africa between the Sahara and the Mediterranean Sea
West Africa - an area of western African between the Sahara Desert and the Gulf of Guinea
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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