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Definition of Land:
The area located landward the shoreline, which is identical to the area landward of the MHW line. This means that the land consists of the backshore, the coast and the coastal hinterland. [1] This definition is identical to that used on international sea charts.
This is the common definition for Land, other definitions can be discussed in the article


  1. Mangor, Karsten. 2004. “Shoreline Management Guidelines”. DHI Water and Environment, 294pp.