What is country?

  • (noun): An area outside of cities and towns.
    Example: "His poetry celebrated the slower pace of life in the country"
    Synonyms: rural area
    See also — Additional definitions below

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:

Country - Sovereignty Status
... See also List of sovereign states The term "country" is commonly used to refer to sovereign states ... sovereign states on lists of countries, and may be treated as a "country of origin" in international trade, as Hong Kong is ...
Mongolia
... 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 ... is the 19th largest and the most sparsely populated independent country in the world, with a population of around 2.75 million people ...
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 ... to circumvent this by switching to another country ...
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 Dixie ...
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 Jews." The Malay-language ... 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 ...

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): 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
  • (noun): The territory occupied by a nation.
    Synonyms: state, land

Famous quotes containing the word country:

    No country is so peaceful as the one that leads into death. Life arches above one’s head like a bridgespan, and below it flows the water, carries the boat, takes it further.
    Alfred Döblin (1878–1957)

    This morning the British Ambassador in Berlin handed the German Government a final Note stating that, unless we heard from them by 11 o’clock that they were prepared at once to withdraw their troops from Poland, a state of war would exist between us. I have to tell you now that no such undertaking has been received, and that consequently this country is at war with Germany.
    Neville Chamberlain (1869–1940)

    We are constantly thinking of the great war ... which saved the Union ... but it was a war that did a great deal more than that. It created in this country what had never existed before—a national consciousness. It was not the salvation of the Union, it was the rebirth of the Union.
    Woodrow Wilson (1856–1924)