heartland

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A map of the world heartland from Halford John Mackinder's The Geographical Pivot of History

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From heart +‎ land.

Noun[edit]

heartland (plural heartlands)

  1. The central part of a region defined by geographical or non-geographical criteria, such as support for a political party, faith or similar.
    We stayed in the heartland of the French wine-growing regions.
    The home counties are the Conservative heartland.
  2. The part of a region considered essential to the viability and survival of the whole.

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