What is country?

Country

A country is a region legally identified as a distinct entity in political geography. A country may be an independent sovereign state or one that is occupied by another state, as a non-sovereign or formerly sovereign political division, or a geographic region associated with sets of previously independent or differently associated peoples with distinct political characteristics. Regardless of the physical geography, in the modern internationally accepted legal definition as defined by the League of Nations in 1937 and reaffirmed by the United Nations in 1945, a resident of a country is subject to the independent exercise of legal jurisdiction.

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Some articles on country:

Mongolia
... Mongolia i/mɒŋˈɡoʊliə/ (Mongolian Монгол улс, literally Mongol country/state) is a landlocked country in East and Central Asia ... The country came under strong Russian and Soviet influence in 1924, the Mongolian People's Republic was declared, and Mongolian politics began to follow the same patterns as the Soviet ... Mongolia is the 19th largest and the most sparsely populated independent country in the world, with a population of around 2.75 million people ...
Country - Sovereignty Status
... See also List of sovereign states The term "country" is commonly used to refer to sovereign states ... states on lists of countries, and may be treated as a "country of origin" in international trade, as Hong Kong is ...
2003 Grammy Awards - Award Winners - Country
... Best Female Country Vocal Performance Faith Hill for "Cry" Best Male Country Vocal Performance Johnny Cash for "Give My Love to Rose" Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal ...
Figure Skating - Eligibility - Other Eligibility Rules
... Skaters may represent a country of which they are not yet a citizen in most competitions, except the Olympics which require citizenship ... Each country may send one to a maximum of three entries per event, thus, even if a skater has a high season's best, he or she may not be sent to major events if their country has many good skaters ... Some skaters have tried to circumvent this by switching to another country ...
Antisemitism - Current Situation - Asia - Malaysia
... Although Malaysia presently has no Jewish population, the country has reportedly become an example of a phenomenon called “Anti-Semitism without ... rights, the pro-Jewish people will have their best opportunity to interfere in any Islamic country," the newspaper said ... us to help foreign groups succeed in their mission of controlling this country." Prime Minister Najib Razak's office susbsequently issued a statement late Monday saying Utusan ...

More definitions of "country":

  • (noun): The people who live in a nation or country.
    Example: "The whole country worshipped him"
    Synonyms: nation, land, a people
  • (noun): An area outside of cities and towns.
    Example: "His poetry celebrated the slower pace of life in the country"
    Synonyms: rural area
  • (noun): The territory occupied by a nation.
    Synonyms: state, land
  • (noun): A particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography).
    Example: "Bible country"
    Synonyms: area

Famous quotes containing the word country:

    What’s good for the country is good for General Motors, and vice versa.
    Charles Wilson (1890–1961)

    No author, without a trial, can conceive of the difficulty of writing a romance about a country where there is no shadow, no antiquity, no mystery, no picturesque and gloomy wrong, nor anything but a commonplace prosperity, in broad and simple daylight, as is happily the case with my dear native land.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804–1864)

    I was afraid the waking arm would break
    From the loose earth and rub against his eyes
    A fist of trees, and the whole country tremble
    In the exultant labor of his rise;
    Donald Hall (b. 1928)