What is territory?

  • (noun): The geographical area under the jurisdiction of a sovereign state.
    Synonyms: soil
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on territory:

List Of Australian Capital Territory Protected Areas
... The Australian Capital Territory contains 8 separate protected areas with a total land area of 1,230 kmĀ² (50.59% of the territory's area) ... They are managed on territory level by Environment ACT ...
East Sahuarita, Arizona - History - Incorporation Into The U.S. (1854 -1874 )
... Purchase, Sahuarita would become a part of the Territory of New Mexico, in the United States of America ... and vacated the area, generally moving westward to Papago territory ... Sahuarita was a part of the Confederate Arizona Territory between 1861 and 1862 before being captured by the Union and incorporated into Arizona Territory in 1863 ...
Geary County, Kansas - History
... on August 30, 1855 as an original county from open, free territory ... the first 33 counties established by the territory government ... Geary, an early Governor of the Kansas Territory ...
Yukon Territory Order Of Polaris
... The Order of Polaris is given out by the Government of Yukon Territory in Canada for great service to the territory service to the people of the ... The medal and scroll were presented by the Commissioner of the Yukon Territory (or designate) at a ceremony in Edmonton ...
Defense Of Marriage Act - Text
... Powers reserved to the states No State, territory, or possession of the United States, or Indian tribe, shall be required to give effect to any public act, record, or judicial proceeding ...

More definitions of "territory":

  • (noun): An area of knowledge or interest.
    Example: "His questions covered a lot of territory"

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