Meaning of hinterland
Pronunciation: (hin'tur-land"), [key]
- Often,the remote or less developed parts of a country; back country: The hinterlands are usually much more picturesque than the urban areas.
- the land lying behind a coastal region.
- an area or sphere of influence in the unoccupied interior claimed by the state possessing the coast.
- an inland area supplying goods, esp. trade goods, to a port.
- hinterland (Thesaurus)