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Some articles on territory:

East Sahuarita, Arizona - History - Incorporation Into The U.S. (1854 -1874 )
... In 1854, following the Gadsden Purchase, Sahuarita would become a part of the Territory of New Mexico, in the United States of America ... 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 ...
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 ...
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 of any other State ...
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 territory unique culture The ... The medal and scroll were presented by the Commissioner of the Yukon Territory (or designate) at a ceremony in Edmonton ...
Geary County, Kansas - History
... Geary County was formed on August 30, 1855 as an original county from open, free territory ... first 33 counties established by the territory government ... Geary, an early Governor of the Kansas Territory ...

More definitions of "territory":

  • (noun): The geographical area under the jurisdiction of a sovereign state.
    Synonyms: soil
  • (noun): An area of knowledge or interest.
    Example: "His questions covered a lot of territory"

Famous quotes containing the word territory:

    A Country is not a mere territory; the particular territory is only its foundation. The Country is the idea which rises upon that foundation; it is the sentiment of love, the sense of fellowship which binds together all the sons of that territory.
    Giuseppe Mazzini (1805–1872)

    Size is not grandeur, and territory does not make a nation.
    Thomas Henry Huxley (1825–95)

    We found ourselves always torn between the mothers in our heads and the women we needed to become simply to stay alive.With one foot in the past and another in the future, we hobbled through first love, motherhood, marriage, divorce, careers, menopause, widowhood—never knowing what or who we were supposed to be, staking out new emotional territory at every turn—like pioneers.
    Erica Jong (20th century)