Can I use "Fläche" in this context: Menschen aus aller Welt haben diese Fläche bereist.

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    No. Fläche means area only in the sense of a measure.
    – Janka
    Jan 8, 2018 at 8:20
  • To be more exakt: Fläche emphasizes area or flatness. Region emphasizes the location of a region. Jan 9, 2018 at 7:32
  • @Kilian Foth: Fläche is not necessarily flat, for instance Kugeloberfläche, Zylinderoberfläche.
    – Uwe
    Jan 9, 2018 at 12:25
  • @Uwe: There is a difference between Fläche (plain) and Oberfläche (surface). Kugelfläche doesn't work.
    – raznagul
    Jan 10, 2018 at 10:58

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No, "Fläche" does not work here. You could use "Gebiet" or "Gegend", though.

  • Region might also be a good fit.
    – raznagul
    Jan 10, 2018 at 10:59
  • @raznagul yes, but "Region" was already mentioned in the title.
    – Uwe
    Jan 10, 2018 at 11:54

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