What is province?

  • (noun): The territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation.
    Synonyms: state
    See also — Additional definitions below


A province is a territorial unit, almost always an administrative division, within a country or state.

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Kanchanaburi Province - History
... Not much was historically recorded about Kanchanaburi province before the reign of King Rama I, but some historians believe that the province played much strategical importance during the Ayutthaya period ... most commonly assigned to the Don Chedi District in Suphanburi Province nearby ...
Zamora - Places
... Ecuador Zamora, Ecuador, a city in the province of Zamora-Chinchipe Zamora River, a river in the provinces of Loja, Zamora-Chinchipe and Morona-Santiago Zamora-Chinchipe Province Mexico Zamora, Michoacán ...
Kanchanaburi Province - Geography
... The province is located in the west of Thailand, and is situated 129 km from Bangkok and covers a total area of approximately 19,483 km² being the country ... Several National Parks are located in the forests of the mountain area of the province - the Erawan, Sai Yok, Khao Laem, Khaoen Sri Nakarin and Chaloem Rattanakosin ... The Thungyai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary in this province is also listed in the UNESCO world heritage list ...
... The Province of Guyenne, sometimes called the Province of Guyenne and Gascony, was a large province of pre-revolutionary France ... In 1561, Guyenne was made a province, and included Bordelais, Bazadais, Limousin, Périgord, Quercy, Rouergue, Agenais, Saintonge, and Angoumois ... The province was abolished with all French provinces at the time of the French Revolution ...
Kirkuk - Demographics
... Kirkuk province borders were later altered, the province was renamed al-Ta'mim and Kurdish dominated districts were added to Erbil and Sulamaniya provinces. 1957 Census results for Kirkuk Province Mother tongue Kirkuk City Rest of Kirkuk Province Total Percentage of total population Kurdish 40,047 147,546 187,593 48.2 Arabic 27,127 82,493 109,620 28 ...

More definitions of "province":

  • (noun): The proper sphere or extent of your activities.
    Example: "It was his province to take care of himself"
    Synonyms: responsibility

Famous quotes containing the word province:

    It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.
    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809–1894)

    It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.
    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809–1894)

    The dramatic art would appear to be rather a feminine art; it contains in itself all the artifices which belong to the province of woman: the desire to please, facility to express emotions and hide defects, and the faculty of assimilation which is the real essence of woman.
    Sarah Bernhardt (1845–1923)