List of geographic interiors

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Coastal regions of a territory are often the most densely populated due to their greater economic productivity or colonial history. This leads to a contrast with the interior of the territory, which is (or was) sparsely populated. Examples include:

  • Australian Interior or Interior of Australia, everything west of the Snowy Mountains and north of the South Australia-Victoria coast, until Perth, Western Australia.
  • British Columbia Interior, commonly called "The Interior", the inland areas of British Columbia, Canada, including but not limited to:
    • The Interior Plateau, official name of the parts of British Columbia between the Coast Mountains and the Columbia Mountains and the Canadian Rockies, and south of the Interior Mountains
  • The Columbia Plateau, Washington, USA, sometimes referred to as the "Interior Plateau"
  • The Alaska Interior, a largely wilderness area, encompassing most of the state
  • Interior Division, an administrative division of Sabah, east Malaysia, on the island of Borneo
  • U.S. Interior Highlands, a mountainous region spanning eastern Oklahoma, western and northern Arkansas, southern Missouri, and the extreme southeast corner of Kansas
  • Interior Plains, a vast physiographic region that spreads across the Laurentian craton of North America

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