What is country?

  • (noun): The people who live in a nation or country.
    Example: "The whole country worshipped him"
    Synonyms: nation, land, a people
    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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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 ...
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 politics of the time. 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 has many good ... skaters have tried to circumvent this by switching to another country ...
Antisemitism - Current Situation - Asia - Malaysia
... presently has no Jewish population, the country has reportedly become an example of a phenomenon called “Anti-Semitism without Jews." The Malay-language Utusan ... best opportunity to interfere in any Islamic country," the newspaper said ... cause 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's claim did "not reflect the ...
Country - Sovereignty Status
... See also List of sovereign states The term "country" is commonly used to refer to sovereign states ... on lists of countries, and may be treated as a "country of origin" in international trade, as Hong Kong is ...

More definitions of "country":

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

    Boys forget what their country means by just reading “the land of the free” in history books. Then they get to be men, they forget even more. Liberty’s too precious a thing to be buried in books.
    Sidney Buchman (1902–1975)

    As to politics, we were like the rest of the country people in England; that is to say, we neither knew nor thought any thing about the matter.
    William Cobbett (1762–1835)

    True patriots we; for be it understood
    We left our country for our country’s good.
    Henry Carter (d. 1806)