a remote and undeveloped area; originally, the land or region lying behind the coast district. The term is used esp. with reference to the so-called doctrine of the hinterland, sometimes advanced, that occupation of the coast supports a claim to an exclusive right to occupy, from time to time, the territory lying inland of the coast.
The area served by feeder service from a certain port.
The inland area served by a certain port.
a region remote from urban areas.
Tributary (factor-supply or product-market) area of a heartland, central region, city or port. A hinterland is delineated by the (inter-)dependency relationships with the core region. [Also: Dictionary of Geography
The region lying inland from the COAST.
The area tributary to a place and linked to that place through lines of exchange, or interaction.
the area served by a port (its sphere of influence).
an area served by a port
The broader area within the economic sphere of influence of a settlement.
Literally meaning 'back country', the term hinterland refers to a geographical area served by a population, economic or political centre.
back country, inland from a coast or river