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1‘the western region of the country’
district, province, territory, division, area, section, sector, zone, belt, tract, stretch, expanse, terrain, part, quarter, locality, locale
British informal patch
‘a population in the region of 1,400’
approximately, about, around, roughly, in the neighbourhood of, in the area of, of the order of, something like, some, round about, close to, near to, just about, practically, more or less
or so, or thereabouts, there or thereabouts, give or take a few, plus or minus a few, give or take a bit, in round numbers
not far off, nearly, almost, approaching
getting on for
as near as dammit to
in the ballpark of
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