Definition of Inland Empire in English:

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Inland Empire

Entry from US English dictionary


1An area of the Pacific Northwest including parts of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana, which shares many geographic and economic features.
Example sentences
  • Despite these drawbacks, though, transit use remains low in the Inland Empire.
1.1Any of various other areas so designated by their residents, especially the older, eastern part of greater Los Angeles.
Example sentences
  • In 2002, the Los Angeles Times called the Inland Empire of Riverside and San Berdo the capital.
  • The results are broken down by six geographic regions for California: North Coast / Sacramento; Bay Area / Silicon Valley; Central Coast / Central Valley; Los Angeles; Orange County / Long Beach; and San Diego / Inland Empire.
  • In many ways, the region, known as the Inland Empire, is the polar opposite of places like San Jose - its economic drivers are mundane industries such as housing construction, warehousing, and diversified manufacturing.

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Syllabification: In·land Em·pire

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