The Hinterlands are described as being a vast and empty place, very far from the outskirts of the city and without any settlements for hundreds of miles. It also seems to be blackened and desolate. Wild animals roam the area, such as abandoned lions.
The blue sunsets in the Hinterlands are famously beautiful, described as a dark blue light spreading eerily as the sun sinks behind the Mortmain Mountains; the light itself is so vast that at times the land appears to be underwater.
It is unknown if the Mortmain Mountains are included within the area of the Hinterlands or if they simply border the area; however, the Stricken Stream runs through them both, possibly connecting the areas.
A road traveling the area is called Rarely Ridden Road.
- Caligari Carnival - the only attraction in the area, eventually burnt down
- Village of Fowl Devotees
- Last Chance General Store
- Heimlich Hospital - eventually burnt down
- Mortmain Mountains
- Prufrock Preparatory School (possibly) - a boarding school which may be located in the hinterlands, as its depicted being in the middle of nowhere in the Netflix adaptation. This is supported by the Land of Districts map which shows Prufrock to the left, or possibly part of, the Hinterlands area.