heartland - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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/ˈhɑː(r)tˌlænd/
singularheartland
pluralheartlands
  1. 1
    formal the central part of a country
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  2. 2
    mainly journalism a part of a country where a particular activity or belief is especially common
    heartland of:

    the industrial heartland of Poland

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