I want to ask someone if his town on the coast or not.

A: I'm living in X. B: Is it on the coast or on the ____.

What is the antonym of "on the coast"? I don't think it is "on the land" because everything is on the land.

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    It's generally: in the interior or inland. – Ronald Sole Mar 17 '17 at 14:57
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    @RonaldSole - And, just to be clear, that's just inland, not on the inland) – J.R. Mar 17 '17 at 15:39
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    @J.R. That's it. I live inland means not on the coast. In the interior is usually reserved for some distance from the coast, more often of a large country than a small one. – Ronald Sole Mar 17 '17 at 15:57

The antonym of

on the coast

meaning where a large body of water and land meet

might be


meaning on land, away from water or surrounded by land

Your B question might be

A: I'm living in X.

B: Is it on the coast or inland?
B: Is it on the coast or land-locked?

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  • Technically, New Hampshire, Mississippi, and Alabama are not land-locked (because small parts of these states are on the coast), but most of the area of these states is inland. – Jasper Mar 17 '17 at 22:41


For example the Inland Empire area of regional Los Angeles.

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