country

A country is a nation, a body of land with one government. Also, rural areas outside cities and towns are called the country.

There are many countries in the world: places that have a central government and a common identity. America was once just a bunch of colonies of England. It wasn't until they fought for independence from England that America became a country. Also, "the country" is any place that's away from cities and rural: the country has farms and open spaces. Country life is quieter than city life — except for the early morning roosters.

Definitions of country
  1. noun
    the territory occupied by a nation
    “he visited several European countries
    synonyms: land, state
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    Antigua and Barbuda
    a country in the northern Leeward Islands
    Republic of Cape Verde
    an island country in the Atlantic off the coast of Senegal
    Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
    a republic on the island of Ceylon; became independent of the United Kingdom in 1948
    Federal Islamic Republic of the Comoros
    a country on the Comoro Islands
    Republic of Cuba
    a communist state in the Caribbean on the island of Cuba
    Republic of Haiti
    a republic in the West Indies on the western part of the island of Hispaniola; achieved independence from France in 1804; the poorest and most illiterate nation in the western hemisphere
    Dominican Republic
    a republic in the West Indies; located on the eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola
    Jamaica
    a country on the island of Jamaica; became independent of England in 1962; much poverty; the major industry is tourism
    Barbados
    a parliamentary democracy on the island of Barbados; former British colony; a popular resort area
    Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
    an island republic in the West Indies off the northeastern coast of Venezuela; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1962
    Republic of Cyprus
    a country on the island of Cyprus; 80% of the people are of Greek origin and 20% or Turkish origin
    Commonwealth of Dominica
    a country on the island of Dominica
    East Timor
    a former Portuguese colony that was annexed by Indonesia in 1976; voted for independence from Indonesia in 1999 and in May 2002 became an independent nation
    Republic of Fiji
    an independent state within the British Commonwealth located on the Fiji Islands
    State of Israel
    Jewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of Mediterranean; formerly part of Palestine
    Etruria
    an ancient country in central Italy; assimilated by the Romans by about 200 BC
    Commonwealth of Australia
    a nation occupying the whole of the Australian continent; Aboriginal tribes are thought to have migrated from southeastern Asia 20,000 years ago; first Europeans were British convicts sent there as a penal colony
    Federated States of Micronesia
    a country scattered over Micronesia with a constitutional government in free association with the United States; achieved independence in 1986
    Republic of the Marshall Islands
    a republic (under United States protection) on the Marshall Islands
    Tuvalu
    a small island republic on the Tuvalu islands; formerly part of the British colony of Gilbert and Ellice Islands until it withdrew in 1975 and became independent of the United Kingdom in 1978
    Republic of Kiribati
    an island republic in the west central Pacific just to the south of the equator
    Republic of Nauru
    an island republic on Nauru Island; phosphate exports support the economy
    Independent State of Papua New Guinea
    a parliamentary democracy on the eastern half of the island of New Guinea; in 1975 it became an independent state within the Commonwealth of Nations
    Commonwealth of the Bahamas
    island country in the Atlantic to the east of Florida and Cuba; a popular winter resort
    Burkina Faso
    a desperately poor landlocked country in western Africa; was formerly Upper Volta under French rule but gained independence in 1960
    Republic of Indonesia
    a republic in southeastern Asia on an archipelago including more than 13,000 islands; achieved independence from the Netherlands in 1945; the principal oil producer in the Far East and Pacific regions
    Grenada
    an island state in the West Indies in the southeastern Caribbean Sea; an independent state within the British Commonwealth
    Republic of Maldives
    a republic on the Maldive Islands; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1965
    Republic of Malta
    a republic on the island of Malta in the Mediterranean; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1964
    Republic of Mauritius
    a parliamentary state on the island of Mauritius
    New Zealand
    an independent country within the British Commonwealth; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1907; known for sheep and spectacular scenery
    Republic of Palau
    a republic in the western central Pacific Ocean in association with the United States
    Republic of the Philippines
    a republic on the Philippine Islands; achieved independence from the United States in 1946
    Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis
    a country on several of the Leeward Islands; located to the east southeast of Puerto Rico; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1983
    Saint Lucia
    a country on the island of Saint Lucia; gained independence from Great Britain in 1979
    Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
    an island country in the central Windward Islands; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1979
    Independent State of Samoa
    a constitutional monarchy on the western part of the islands of Samoa in the South Pacific
    Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe
    island nation in the South Atlantic off the west coast of Africa; achieved independence from Portugal in 1975; has enormous offshore oil reserves
    Republic of Seychelles
    a republic on the Seychelles islands; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1976
    Solomon Islands
    the southern Solomon Islands that since 1978 form an independent state in the British Commonwealth
    Rus
    the medieval Russian state established by Scandinavian traders in the 9th century; the capital was first in Novgorod and then in Kiev
    Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
    a former communist country in eastern Europe and northern Asia; established in 1922; included Russia and 14 other soviet socialist republics (Ukraine and Byelorussia and others); officially dissolved 31 December 1991
    Russian Federation
    a federation in northeastern Europe and northern Asia; formerly Soviet Russia; since 1991 an independent state
    Ukrayina
    a republic in southeastern Europe; formerly a European soviet; the center of the original Russian state which came into existence in the ninth century
    Turkmenistan
    a republic in Asia to the east of the Caspian Sea and to the south of Kazakhstan and to the north of Iran; an Asian soviet from 1925 to 1991
    Friendly Islands
    a monarchy on a Polynesian archipelago in the South Pacific; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1970
    Republic of Turkey
    a Eurasian republic in Asia Minor and the Balkans; on the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in 1918, the Young Turks, led by Kemal Ataturk, established a republic in 1923
    Republic of Vanuatu
    a volcanic island republic in Melanesia; independent since 1980
    Balkans
    the Balkan countries collectively
    Republic of Namibia
    a republic in southwestern Africa on the south Atlantic coast (formerly called South West Africa); achieved independence from South Africa in 1990; the greater part of Namibia forms part of the high Namibian plateau of South Africa
    Islamic State of Afghanistan
    a mountainous landlocked country in central Asia; bordered by Iran to the west and Russia to the north and Pakistan to the east and south
    Republic of Albania
    a republic in southeastern Europe on the Adriatic coast of the Balkan Peninsula
    Democratic and Popular Republic of Algeria
    a republic in northwestern Africa on the Mediterranean Sea with a population that is predominantly Sunni Muslim; colonized by France in the 19th century but gained autonomy in the early 1960s
    Republic of Angola
    a republic in southwestern Africa on the Atlantic Ocean; achieved independence from Portugal in 1975 and was the scene of civil war until 1990
    Argentine Republic
    a republic in southern South America; second largest country in South America
    Republic of Bulgaria
    a republic in the eastern part of the Balkan Peninsula in southeastern Europe
    Union of Burma
    a mountainous republic in southeastern Asia on the Bay of Bengal
    Republic of Burundi
    a landlocked republic in east central Africa on the northeastern shore of Lake Tanganyika
    Kingdom of Cambodia
    a nation in southeastern Asia; was part of Indochina under French rule until 1946
    Republic of Cameroon
    a republic on the western coast of central Africa; was under French and British control until 1960
    Central African Republic
    a landlocked country in central Africa; formerly under French control; became independent in 1960
    Republic of Chad
    a landlocked desert republic in north-central Africa; was under French control until 1960
    Republic of Chile
    a republic in southern South America on the western slopes of the Andes on the south Pacific coast
    People's Republic of China
    a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world
    Republic of Colombia
    a republic in northwestern South America with a coastline on the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea; achieved independence from Spain in 1821 under the leadership of Simon Bolivar; Spanish is the official language
    Republic of the Congo
    a republic in west-central Africa; achieved independence from France in 1960
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    a republic in central Africa; achieved independence from Belgium in 1960
    Republic of Costa Rica
    a republic in Central America; one of the most politically stable countries in Latin America
    Republic of Cote d'Ivoire
    a republic in western Africa on the Gulf of Guinea; one of the most prosperous and politically stable countries in Africa
    Republic of Guatemala
    a republic in Central America; achieved independence from Spain in 1821; noted for low per capita income and illiteracy; politically unstable
    British Honduras
    a country on the northeastern coast of Central America on the Caribbean; formerly under British control
    Republic of Honduras
    a republic in Central America; achieved independence from Spain in 1821; an early center of Mayan culture
    Republic of El Salvador
    a republic on the Pacific coast of Central America
    Republic of Nicaragua
    a republic in Central America; achieved independence from Spain in 1821
    Republic of Panama
    a republic on the Isthmus of Panama; achieved independence from Colombia in 1903
    United Mexican States
    a republic in southern North America; became independent from Spain in 1810
    Czech Republic
    a landlocked republic in central Europe; separated from Slovakia in 1993
    Slovak Republic
    a landlocked republic in central Europe; separated from the Czech Republic in 1993
    Republic of Benin
    a country on western coast of Africa; formerly under French control
    Togolese Republic
    a republic on the western coast of Africa on the Gulf of Guinea; formerly under French control
    Kingdom of Denmark
    a constitutional monarchy in northern Europe; consists of the mainland of Jutland and many islands between the North Sea and the Baltic Sea
    Republic of Djibouti
    a country in northeastern Africa on the Somali peninsula; formerly under French control but became independent in 1997
    Republic of Equatorial Guinea
    a country of west central Africa (including islands in the Gulf of Guinea); became independent from Spain in 1968
    Kingdom of Norway
    a constitutional monarchy in northern Europe on the western side of the Scandinavian Peninsula; achieved independence from Sweden in 1905
    Kingdom of Sweden
    a Scandinavian kingdom in the eastern part of the Scandinavian Peninsula
    Federal Republic of Germany
    a republic in central Europe; split into East Germany and West Germany after World War II and reunited in 1990
    German Democratic Republic
    a republic in north central Europe on the Baltic; established by the Soviet Union in 1954; reunified with West Germany in 1990
    Federal Republic of Germany
    a republic in north central Europe on the North Sea; established in 1949 from the zones of Germany occupied by the British and French and Americans after the German defeat; reunified with East Germany in 1990
    Republic of Ecuador
    a republic in northwestern South America; became independent from Spain in 1822; the landscape is dominated by the Andes
    State of Eritrea
    an African country to the north of Ethiopia on the Red Sea; achieved independence from Ethiopia in 1993
    Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
    Ethiopia is a republic in northeastern Africa on the Red Sea; formerly called Abyssinia
    Republic of Finland
    republic in northern Europe; achieved independence from Russia in 1917
    Hellenic Republic
    a republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula; known for grapes and olives and olive oil
    Israel
    an ancient kingdom of the Hebrew tribes at the southeastern end of the Mediterranean Sea; founded by Saul around 1025 BC and destroyed by the Assyrians in 721 BC
    Italian Republic
    a republic in southern Europe on the Italian Peninsula; was the core of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire between the 4th century BC and the 5th century AD
    Roumania
    a republic in southeastern Europe with a short coastline on the Black Sea
    Rwandese Republic
    a landlocked republic in central Africa; formerly a German colony
    Yugoslavia
    a former country of southeastern Europe bordering the Adriatic Sea; formed in 1918 and named Yugoslavia in 1929; controlled by Marshal Tito as a communist state until his death in 1980
    Republic of Croatia
    a republic in the western Balkans in south-central Europe in the eastern Adriatic coastal area; formerly part of the Habsburg monarchy and Yugoslavia; became independent in 1991
    Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
    a mountainous republic in southeastern Europe bordering on the Adriatic Sea; formed from two of the six republics that made up Yugoslavia until 1992; Serbia and Montenegro were known as the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia until 2003 when they adopted the name of the Union of Serbia and Montenegro
    Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina
    a mountainous republic of south-central Europe; formerly part of the Ottoman Empire and then a part of Yugoslavia; voted for independence in 1992 but the mostly Serbian army of Yugoslavia refused to accept the vote and began ethnic cleansing in order to rid Bosnia of its Croats and Muslims
    Republic of Slovenia
    a mountainous republic in central Europe; formerly part of the Habsburg monarchy and Yugoslavia; achieved independence in 1991
    Canada
    a nation in northern North America; the French were the first Europeans to settle in mainland Canada
    Republic of Austria
    a mountainous republic in central Europe; under the Habsburgs (1278-1918) Austria maintained control of the Holy Roman Empire and was a leader in European politics until the 19th century
    State of Bahrain
    an island country in the Persian Gulf off the coast of Saudi Arabia; oil revenues funded progressive programs until reserves were exhausted in 1970s
    People's Republic of Bangladesh
    a Muslim republic in southern Asia bordered by India to the north and west and east and the Bay of Bengal to the south; formerly part of India and then part of Pakistan; it achieved independence in 1971
    Flanders
    a medieval country in northern Europe that included regions now parts of northern France and Belgium and southwestern Netherlands
    Kingdom of Belgium
    a monarchy in northwestern Europe; headquarters for the European Union and for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
    Kingdom of Bhutan
    a landlocked principality in the Himalayas to the northeast of India
    Republic of Botswana
    a landlocked republic in south-central Africa that became independent from British control in the 1960s
    Republic of Bolivia
    a landlocked republic in central South America; Simon Bolivar founded Bolivia in 1825 after winning independence from Spain
    Federative Republic of Brazil
    the largest Latin American country and the largest Portuguese speaking country in the world; located in the central and northeastern part of South America; world's leading coffee exporter
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
    England
    a division of the United Kingdom
    Northern Ireland
    a division of the United Kingdom located on the northern part of the island of Ireland
    Republic of Ireland
    a republic consisting of 26 of 32 counties comprising the island of Ireland; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1921
    Scotland
    one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; located on the northern part of the island of Great Britain; famous for bagpipes and plaids and kilts
    Negara Brunei Darussalam
    a sultanate in northwestern Borneo; became independent of Great Britain in 1984
    Arab Republic of Egypt
    a republic in northeastern Africa known as the United Arab Republic until 1971; site of an ancient civilization that flourished from 2600 to 30 BC
    Republic of India
    a republic in the Asian subcontinent in southern Asia; second most populous country in the world; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947
    Kingdom of Nepal
    a small landlocked Asian country high in the Himalayas between India and China
    Sitsang
    an autonomous region of the Peoples Republic of China; located in the Himalayas
    Islamic Republic of Iran
    a theocratic Islamic republic in the Middle East in western Asia; Iran was the core of the ancient empire that was known as Persia until 1935; rich in oil
    Republic of Iraq
    a republic in the Middle East in western Asia; the ancient civilization of Mesopotamia was in the area now known as Iraq
    Nippon
    a constitutional monarchy occupying the Japanese Archipelago; a world leader in electronics and automobile manufacture and ship building
    Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
    an Arab kingdom in southwestern Asia on the Red Sea
    Republic of Kenya
    a republic in eastern Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1963; major archeological discoveries have been made in the Great Rift Valley in Kenya
    State of Kuwait
    an Arab kingdom in Asia on the northwestern coast of the Persian Gulf; a major source of petroleum
    French Republic
    a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
    Gabonese Republic
    a republic on the west coast of Africa
    Republic of The Gambia
    a narrow republic surrounded by Senegal in West Africa
    Republic of Ghana
    a republic in West Africa on the Gulf of Guinea
    Republic of Guinea
    a republic in western Africa on the Atlantic; formerly a French colony; achieved independence from France in 1958
    Republic of Guinea-Bissau
    a republic on the northwestern coast of Africa; recognized as independent by Portugal in 1974
    Co-operative Republic of Guyana
    a republic in northeastern South America; formerly part of the British Empire, but it achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1966
    Kingdom of The Netherlands
    a constitutional monarchy in western Europe on the North Sea; half the country lies below sea level
    Republic of Hungary
    a republic in central Europe
    Republic of Iceland
    an island republic on the island of Iceland; became independent of Denmark in 1944
    Democratic People's Republic of Korea
    a communist country in the northern half of the Korean Peninsula; established in 1948
    Republic of Korea
    a republic in the southern half of the Korean Peninsula; established in 1948
    Lao People's Democratic Republic
    a mountainous landlocked communist state in southeastern Asia; achieved independence from France in 1949
    Lebanese Republic
    an Asian republic at east end of Mediterranean
    Kingdom of Lesotho
    a landlocked constitutional monarchy in southern Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1966
    Republic of Liberia
    a republic in West Africa; established in 1822 by Americans as a way to free negro slaves
    Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
    a military dictatorship in northern Africa on the Mediterranean; consists almost entirely of desert; a major exporter of petroleum
    Principality of Liechtenstein
    a small landlocked principality (constitutional monarchy) in central Europe located in the Alps between Austria and Switzerland
    Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
    a grand duchy (a constitutional monarchy) landlocked in northwestern Europe between France and Belgium and Germany; an international financial center
    Macedonia
    landlocked republic on the Balkan Peninsula; achieved independence from Yugoslavia in 1991
    Republic of Madagascar
    a republic on the island of Madagascar; achieved independence from France in 1960
    Republic of Malawi
    a landlocked republic in southern central Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1964
    Malaysia
    a constitutional monarchy in southeastern Asia on Borneo and the Malay Peninsula; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1957
    Republic of Mali
    a landlocked republic in northwestern Africa; achieved independence from France in 1960; Mali was a center of West African civilization for more than 4,000 years
    Islamic Republic of Mauritania
    a country in northwestern Africa with a provisional military government; achieved independence from France in 1960; largely western Sahara Desert
    Principality of Monaco
    a constitutional monarchy in a tiny enclave on the French Riviera
    Mongolian People's Republic
    a landlocked socialist republic in central Asia
    Kingdom of Morocco
    a kingdom (constitutional monarchy) in northwestern Africa with a largely Muslim population; achieved independence from France in 1956
    Republic of Mozambique
    a republic on the southeastern coast of Africa on the Mozambique Channel; became independent from Portugal in 1975
    Republic of Niger
    a landlocked republic in West Africa; gained independence from France in 1960; most of the country is dominated by the Sahara Desert
    Federal Republic of Nigeria
    a republic in West Africa on the Gulf of Guinea; gained independence from Britain in 1960; most populous African country
    Sultanate of Oman
    a strategically located monarchy on the southern and eastern coasts of the Arabian Peninsula; the economy is dominated by oil
    Islamic Republic of Pakistan
    a Muslim republic that occupies the heartland of ancient south Asian civilization in the Indus River valley; formerly part of India; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947
    Republic of Paraguay
    a landlocked republic in south central South America; achieved independence from Spain in 1811
    Republic of Peru
    a republic in western South America; achieved independence from Spain in 1821; was the heart of the Inca empire from the 12th to 16th centuries
    Republic of Poland
    a republic in central Europe; the invasion of Poland by Germany in 1939 started World War II
    Portuguese Republic
    a republic in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula; Portuguese explorers and colonists in the 15th and 16th centuries created a vast overseas empire (including Brazil)
    State of Katar
    an Arab country on the peninsula of Qatar; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1971; the economy is dominated by oil
    Republic of San Marino
    the smallest republic in the world; the oldest independent country in Europe (achieved independence in 301); located in the Apennines and completely surrounded by Italy
    Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    an absolute monarchy occupying most of the Arabian Peninsula in southwest Asia; vast oil reserves dominate the economy
    Republic of Senegal
    a republic in northwestern Africa on the coast of the Atlantic; formerly a French colony but achieved independence in 1960
    Republic of Sierra Leone
    a republic in West Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1961
    Republic of Singapore
    a country in southeastern Asia on the island of Singapore; achieved independence from Malaysia in 1965
    Somalia
    a republic in extreme eastern Africa on the Somali peninsula; subject to tribal warfare
    Republic of South Africa
    a republic at the southernmost part of Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1910; first European settlers were Dutch (known as Boers)
    Republic of Belarus
    a landlocked republic in eastern Europe; formerly a European soviet
    Republic of Moldova
    a landlocked republic in eastern Europe; formerly a European soviet but achieved independence in 1991
    Republic of Armenia
    a landlocked republic in southwestern Asia; formerly an Asian soviet; modern Armenia is but a fragment of ancient Armenia which was one of the world's oldest civilizations; throughout 2500 years the Armenian people have been invaded and oppressed by their neighbors
    Azerbajdzhan Republic
    a landlocked republic in southwestern Asia; formerly an Asian soviet
    Sakartvelo
    a republic in Asia Minor on the Black Sea separated from Russia by the Caucasus mountains; formerly an Asian soviet but became independent in 1991
    Republic of Kazakhstan
    a landlocked republic to the south of Russia and to the northeast of the Caspian Sea; the original Turkic-speaking inhabitants were overrun by Mongols in the 13th century; an Asian soviet from 1936 to 1991
    Kyrgyz Republic
    a landlocked republic in west central Asia bordering on northwestern China; formerly an Asian soviet but became independent in 1991
    Republic of Tajikistan
    a landlocked mountainous republic in southeast central Asia to the north of Afghanistan; formerly an Asian soviet
    Republic of Uzbekistan
    a landlocked republic in west central Asia; formerly an Asian soviet
    Principality of Andorra
    a small republic in the eastern Pyrenees between Spain and France
    Kingdom of Spain
    a parliamentary monarchy in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula; a former colonial power
    Republic of the Sudan
    a republic in northeastern Africa on the Red Sea; achieved independence from Egypt and the United Kingdom in 1956
    Republic of Suriname
    a republic in northeastern South America on the Atlantic; achieved independence from the Netherlands in 1975
    Kingdom of Swaziland
    a landlocked monarchy in southeastern Africa; member of the commonwealth that achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1968
    Swiss Confederation
    a landlocked federal republic in central Europe
    Syrian Arab Republic
    an Asian republic in the Middle East at the east end of the Mediterranean; site of some of the world's most ancient centers of civilization
    United Republic of Tanzania
    a republic in eastern Africa
    Kingdom of Thailand
    a country of southeastern Asia that extends southward along the Isthmus of Kra to the Malay Peninsula
    Republic of Tunisia
    a republic in northwestern Africa on the Mediterranean coast; achieved independence from France in 1956
    Republic of Uganda
    a landlocked republic in eastern Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1962
    United Arab Emirates
    a federation of seven Arab emirates on the eastern Arabian peninsula; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1971; rich in oil reserves
    United States of America
    North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
    Uruguay
    a South American republic on the southeast coast of South America; achieved independence from Brazil in 1825
    State of the Vatican City
    the smallest sovereign state in the world; the see of the Pope (as the Bishop of Rome); home of the Pope and the central administration of the Roman Catholic Church; achieved independence from Italy in 1929
    Republic of Venezuela
    a republic in northern South America on the Caribbean; achieved independence from Spain in 1811; rich in oil
    Socialist Republic of Vietnam
    a communist state in Indochina on the South China Sea; achieved independence from France in 1945
    North Vietnam
    a former country in southeastern Asia that existed from 1954 (after the defeat of the French at Dien Bien Phu) until 1975 when South Vietnam collapsed at the end of the Vietnam War
    South Vietnam
    a former country in southeastern Asia that existed from 1954 (after the defeat of the French at Dien Bien Phu) until 1975 when it was defeated and annexed by North Vietnam
    Republic of Yemen
    a republic on the southwestern shores of the Arabian Peninsula on the Indian Ocean; formed in 1990
    Republic of Zambia
    a republic in central Africa; formerly controlled by Great Britain and called Northern Rhodesia until it gained independence within the commonwealth in 1964
    Republic of Zimbabwe
    a landlocked republic in south central Africa formerly called Rhodesia; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1980
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    banana republic
    a small country (especially in Central America) that is politically unstable and whose economy is dominated by foreign companies and depends on one export (such as bananas)
    country of origin, fatherland, homeland, mother country, motherland, native land
    the country where you were born
    buffer country, buffer state
    a small neutral state between two rival powers
    kingdom
    a country with a king as head of state
    tax haven
    a country or independent region where taxes are low
    European country, European nation
    any one of the countries occupying the European continent
    African country, African nation
    any one of the countries occupying the African continent
    Asian country, Asian nation
    any one of the nations occupying the Asian continent
    South American country, South American nation
    any one of the countries occupying the South American continent
    North American country, North American nation
    any country on the North American continent
    sultanate
    country or territory ruled by a sultan
    old country
    the country of origin of an immigrant
    Scandinavian country, Scandinavian nation
    any one of the countries occupying Scandinavia
    Balkan country, Balkan nation, Balkan state
    any one of the countries on the Balkan Peninsula
    Central American country, Central American nation
    any one of the countries occupying Central America; these countries (except for Belize and Costa Rica) are characterized by low per capita income and unstable governments
    type of:
    administrative district, administrative division, territorial division
    a district defined for administrative purposes
  2. noun
    a politically organized body of people under a single government
    “the country's largest manufacturer”
    synonyms: body politic, commonwealth, land, nation, res publica, state
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    Tamil Eelam
    the independent state that the Tamil Tigers have fought for
    Carthage
    an ancient city state on the north African coast near modern Tunis; founded by Phoenicians; destroyed and rebuilt by Romans; razed by Arabs in 697
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    commonwealth country
    any of the countries in the British Commonwealth
    developing country
    a country that is poor and whose citizens are mostly agricultural workers but that wants to become more advanced socially and economically
    Dominion
    one of the self-governing nations in the British Commonwealth
    foreign country
    any state of which one is not a citizen
    Reich
    the German state
    renegade state, rogue nation, rogue state
    a state that does not respect other states in its international actions
    suzerain
    a state exercising a degree of dominion over a dependent state especially in its foreign affairs
    sea power
    a nation that possesses formidable naval strength
    great power, major power, power, superpower, world power
    a state powerful enough to influence events throughout the world
    city state, city-state
    a state consisting of a sovereign city
    ally
    a friendly nation
    Hohenzollern empire, Second Reich
    the Reich when Hohenzollern monarchs ruled Germany (from 1871 to 1919)
    Nazi Germany, Third Reich
    the Nazi dictatorship under Hitler (1933-1945)
    hegemon
    a leading or paramount power
    type of:
    political entity, political unit
    a unit with political responsibilities
  3. noun
    the people who live in a nation or country
    “the whole country worshipped him”
    synonyms: land, nation
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    Dutch, Dutch people
    the people of the Netherlands
    British, British people, Brits
    the people of Great Britain
    English, English people
    the people of England
    Irish, Irish people
    people of Ireland or of Irish extraction
    French, French people
    the people of France
    Spanish, Spanish people
    the people of Spain
    Swiss, Swiss people
    the natives or inhabitants of Switzerland
    Frisian
    a native or inhabitant of Friesland or Frisia
    Genevan
    a native or resident of Geneva
    type of:
    people
    (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively
  4. noun
    an area outside of cities and towns
    “his poetry celebrated the slower pace of life in the country
    synonyms: rural area
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    populated area, urban area
    a geographical area constituting a city or town
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    back country, backwoods, boondocks, hinterland
    a remote and undeveloped area
    farming area, farmland
    a rural area where farming is practiced
    countryside
    rural regions
    scrubland
    an uncultivated region covered with scrub vegetation
    weald
    an area of open or forested country
    wold
    a tract of open rolling country (especially upland)
    type of:
    geographic area, geographic region, geographical area, geographical region
    a demarcated area of the Earth
  5. noun
    a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography)
    “Bible country
    synonyms: area
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    Bermuda Triangle
    an area in the western Atlantic Ocean where many ships and planes are supposed to have been mysteriously lost
    Camelot
    (Arthurian legend) the capital of King Arthur's kingdom; according to the legend, truth and goodness and beauty reigned there
    Camp David
    a retreat to the northwest of Washington that is used by the president of the United States
    George Town
    the capital of the Cayman Islands
    Forbidden City
    a walled section of Beijing that encloses the palace that was formerly the residence of the emperor of China
    capital of Barbados
    capital of Barbados; a port city on the southwestern coast of Barbados
    Wiesbaden
    a city in western Germany; a spa since Roman times
    City of London
    the part of London situated within the ancient boundaries; the commercial and financial center of London
    capital of Northern Ireland
    capital and largest city of Northern Ireland; the center of Protestantism in Northern Ireland
    Edinburgh
    the capital of Scotland; located in the Lothian Region on the south side of the Firth of Forth
    Cardiff
    the capital and largest city of Wales
    Latin Quarter
    the region of Paris on the southern bank of the Seine; a center of artistic and student life
    Montmartre
    the highest point in Paris; famous for its associations with many artists
    Right Bank
    the region of Paris on the north bank of the Seine
    Waikiki
    a well-known beach and resort area on Oahu Island to the southeast of Honolulu
    Charlestown
    a former town and present-day neighborhood of Boston; settled in 1629
    State of the Vatican City
    the smallest sovereign state in the world; the see of the Pope (as the Bishop of Rome); home of the Pope and the central administration of the Roman Catholic Church; achieved independence from Italy in 1929
    Windhoek
    capital of Namibia in the center of the country
    capital of Afghanistan
    the capital and largest city of Afghanistan; located in eastern Afghanistan
    Albanian capital
    the capital and largest city of Albania in the center of the country
    Algerian capital
    an ancient port on the Mediterranean; the capital and largest city of Algeria
    Angolan capital
    port city on Atlantic coast; the capital and largest city of Angola
    capital of Antigua and Barbuda
    the capital and largest city of Antigua and Barbuda; located on the island of Antigua
    capital of Argentina
    capital and largest city of Argentina; located in eastern Argentina near Uruguay; Argentina's chief port and industrial and cultural center
    Bulgarian capital
    capital and largest city of Bulgaria located in western Bulgaria
    Rangoon
    the capital and largest city of Myanmar; located in the south near the Irrawaddy river delta
    capital of Burundi
    the capital and largest city of Burundi
    Cambodian capital
    the capital and largest city of Kampuchea
    capital of Cameroon
    the capital of Cameroon
    capital of Cape Verde
    the capital of Cape Verde on Sao Tiago Island
    capital of Central Africa
    the capital and largest city of the Central African Republic
    capital of Sri Lanka
    the capital and largest city of Sri Lanka; has one of the largest harbors in the world; is located on the western coast of the island of Ceylon
    capital of Chad
    the capital and largest city of Chad; located in the southwestern on the Shari river
    Santiago de Chile
    the capital and largest city of Chile; located in central Chile; one of the largest cities in South America
    capital of Red China
    capital of the People's Republic of China in the Hebei province in northeastern China; 2nd largest Chinese city
    capital of Taiwan
    the capital of Nationalist China; located in northern Taiwan
    capital of Colombia
    capital and largest city of Colombia; located in central Colombia on a high fertile plain
    Brazzaville
    the capital and largest city of the Republic of the Congo
    Leopoldville
    the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on the Congo river opposite Brazzaville
    capital of Costa Rica
    the capital and largest city of Costa Rica
    Yamoussukro
    capital of the Ivory Coast
    capital of Guatemala
    the capital and largest city of Guatemala
    Honduran capital
    the capital and largest city of Honduras
    Salvadoran capital
    the capital and largest city of El Salvador; has suffered from recurrent earthquakes
    capital of Nicaragua
    the capital and largest city of Nicaragua
    Panamanian capital
    the capital and largest city of Panama
    capital of Mexico
    the capital and largest city of Mexico is a political and cultural and commercial and industrial center; one of the world's largest cities
    capital of Cuba
    the capital and largest city of Cuba; located in western Cuba; one of the oldest cities in the Americas
    Haitian capital
    the capital and largest city of Haiti
    capital of the Dominican Republic
    the capital and largest city of the Dominican Republic
    capital of Jamaica
    capital and largest city of Jamaica
    capital of Trinidad and Tobago
    the capital and largest city of Trinidad and Tobago on the west coast of the island of Trinidad
    capital of Cyprus
    the capital and largest city of Cyprus
    Czech capital
    the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic in the western part of the country; a cultural and commercial center since the 14th century
    capital of Slovakia
    capital and largest city of Slovakia
    capital of Benin
    the capital of Benin in southwestern part of country on a coastal lagoon
    capital of Togo
    capital and largest city of Togo; located in the south on the Gulf of Guinea
    Danish capital
    the capital and largest city of Denmark; located on the island of Zealand
    capital of Djibouti
    port city on the Gulf of Aden; the capital and largest city of Djibouti
    Roseau
    the capital and largest city of Dominica
    Malabo
    the capital and largest city of Equatorial Guinea on the island of Bioko in the Gulf of Guinea
    capital of Norway
    the capital and largest city of Norway; the country's main port; located at the head of a fjord on Norway's southern coast
    capital of Sweden
    the capital and largest city of Sweden; located in southern Sweden on the Baltic
    German capital
    capital of Germany located in eastern Germany
    capital of Ecuador
    the capital of Ecuador
    Asmara
    the capital of Eritrea
    capital of Ethiopia
    the capital of Ethiopia and the country's largest city; located in central Ethiopia
    Suva
    the capital and largest city of Fiji (on Viti Levu island)
    capital of Finland
    the capital and largest city of Finland; located in southern Finland; a major port and commercial and cultural center
    capital of Greece
    the capital and largest city of Greece; named after Athena (its patron goddess)
    capital of Israel
    capital and largest city of the modern state of Israel (although its status as capital is disputed); it was captured from Jordan in 1967 in the Six Day War; a holy city for Jews and Christians and Muslims; was the capital of an ancient kingdom
    capital of Italy
    capital and largest city of Italy; on the Tiber; seat of the Roman Catholic Church; formerly the capital of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire
    capital of Romania
    national capital and largest city of Romania in southeastern Romania
    capital of Rwanda
    the national capital and largest city of Rwanda; located in central Rwanda
    capital of Serbia and Montenegro
    capital and largest city of Serbia and Montenegro; situated on the Danube
    Ljubljana
    the capital of Slovenia
    Zagreb
    the capital of Croatia
    Edmonton
    the capital of the province of Alberta
    Victoria
    capital of the Canadian province of British Columbia on Vancouver Island
    Winnipeg
    the capital and largest city of Manitoba; located in southern Manitoba; known for severe winters
    Fredericton
    the provincial capital of New Brunswick
    Saint John's
    a port and provincial capital of Newfoundland
    Halifax
    provincial capital and largest city of Nova Scotia
    capital of Canada
    the capital of Canada (located in southeastern Ontario across the Ottawa river from Quebec)
    Toronto
    the provincial capital and largest city in Ontario (and the largest city in Canada)
    Charlottetown
    the provincial capital and largest city of Prince Edward Island
    Quebec City
    the French-speaking capital of the province of Quebec; situated on the Saint Lawrence River
    Regina
    the provincial capital of Saskatchewan
    Whitehorse
    the provincial capital of the Yukon Territory
    capital of Australia
    the capital of Australia; located in southeastern Australia
    Brisbane
    capital and largest city of Queensland state; located in the southeastern corner of Queensland on the Pacific; settled by British as a penal colony; 3rd largest city in Australia
    Sydney
    the largest Australian city located in southeastern Australia on the Tasman Sea; state capital of New South Wales; Australia's chief port
    Melbourne
    the capital of Victoria state and 2nd largest Australian city; a financial and commercial center
    Hobart
    a port and state capital of Tasmania
    Adelaide
    the state capital of South Australia
    Perth
    the state capital of Western Australia
    Darwin
    provincial capital of the Northern Territory of Australia
    Kolonia
    capital of Micronesia
    Funafuti
    capital of Tuvalu
    Bairiki
    national capital of Kiribati
    capital of Papua New Guinea
    the administrative capital and largest city of Papua New Guinea
    capital of Austria
    the capital and largest city of Austria; located on the Danube in northeastern Austria; was the home of Beethoven and Brahms and Haydn and Mozart and Schubert and Strauss
    capital of the Bahamas
    the capital of the Bahamas
    capital of Bahrain
    the capital of Bahrain; located at the northern end of Bahrain Island
    capital of Bangladesh
    the capital and largest city of Bangladesh
    capital of Belgium
    the capital and largest city of Belgium; seat of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
    capital of Botswana
    capital and largest city of Botswana in the extreme southeast
    capital of Bolivia
    capital city in western Bolivia and the administrative seat of Bolivia's government; largest city in Bolivia
    Brazilian capital
    the capital of Brazil; a city built on the central plateau and inaugurated in 1960
    capital of the United Kingdom
    the capital and largest city of England; located on the Thames in southeastern England; financial and industrial and cultural center
    capital of Ireland
    capital and largest city and major port of the Irish Republic
    Egyptian capital
    the capital of Egypt and the largest city in Africa; a major port just to the south of the Nile delta; formerly the home of the Pharaohs
    capital of India
    the capital of India is a division of the old city of Delhi
    capital of Nepal
    the capital and largest city of Nepal
    capital of Tibet
    the sacred city of Lamaism; known as the Forbidden City for its former inaccessibility and hostility to strangers
    capital of Indonesia
    capital and largest city of Indonesia; located on the island of Java; founded by the Dutch in 17th century
    Iranian capital
    the capital and largest city of Iran; located in northern Iran
    capital of Iraq
    capital and largest city of Iraq; located on the Tigris River
    Japanese capital
    the capital and largest city of Japan; the economic and cultural center of Japan
    capital of Jordan
    the capital and largest city of Jordan
    capital of Kenya
    the capital and largest city of Kenya; a center for tourist safaris
    capital of Kuwait
    a seaport on the Persian Gulf and capital of Kuwait
    capital of France
    the capital and largest city of France; and international center of culture and commerce
    capital of Gabon
    the capital of Gabon
    capital of Gambia
    a port city and capital of Gambia
    capital of Ghana
    the capital and largest city of Ghana with a deep-water port
    capital of Grenada
    the capital and largest city of Grenada
    capital of Guinea
    a port and the capital of Guinea
    capital of Guinea-Bissau
    the capital of Guinea-Bissau
    Georgetown
    port city and the capital and largest city of Guyana
    capital of The Netherlands
    an industrial center and the nominal capital of the Netherlands; center of the diamond-cutting industry; seat of an important stock exchange; known for its canals and art museum
    capital of Hungary
    capital and largest city of Hungary; located on the Danube River in north-central Hungary
    capital of Iceland
    the capital and chief port of Iceland on the southwestern coast of Iceland; buildings are heated by natural hot water
    capital of North Korea
    capital of North Korea and an industrial center
    capital of South Korea
    the capital of South Korea and the largest city of Asia; located in northwestern South Korea
    Laotian capital
    the capital and largest city of Laos
    capital of Lebanon
    capital and largest city of Lebanon; located in western Lebanon on the Mediterranean
    capital of Lesotho
    the capital of Lesotho; located in northwestern Lesotho
    capital of Liberia
    the capital and chief port and largest city of Liberia
    Tarabulus Al-Gharb
    the capital and chief port and largest city of Libya; in northwestern Libya on the Mediterranean Sea; founded by the Phoenicians in the 7th century BC
    capital of Liechtenstein
    the capital and largest city of Liechtenstein
    capital of Luxembourg
    the capital and largest city of Luxembourg
    Skoplje
    capital of modern Macedonia
    capital of Madagascar
    the capital and largest city of Madagascar
    capital of Malawi
    the capital of Malawi; located in south central Malawi
    capital of Malaysia
    Malaysia's sparkling new capital
    Male
    the capital of Maldives in the center of the islands
    Bamako
    the capital of Mali; located in the south on the Niger
    capital of Malta
    the capital of Malta; located on the northeastern coast of the island
    Nouakchott
    capital of Mauritania; located in western Mauritania near the Atlantic coast
    Port Louis
    capital and chief port of Mauritius; located on the northwestern coast of the island
    Monaco-Ville
    the capital of Monaco
    capital of Mongolia
    the capital and largest city of Mongolia
    capital of Morocco
    the capital of Morocco; located in the northwestern on the Atlantic coast
    capital of Mozambique
    the capital and largest city of Mozambique
    capital of New Zealand
    the capital of New Zealand
    capital of Niger
    the capital and largest city of Niger
    capital of Nigeria
    capital of Nigeria in the center of the country
    capital of Oman
    a port on the Gulf of Oman and capital of the sultanate of Oman
    capital of Pakistan
    the capital of Pakistan in the north on a plateau; the site was chosen in 1959
    capital of Paraguay
    the capital and chief port of Paraguay
    capital of Peru
    capital and largest city and economic center of Peru; located in western Peru; was capital of the Spanish empire in the New World until the 19th century
    capital of the Philippines
    the capital and largest city of the Philippines; located on southern Luzon
    capital of Poland
    the capital and largest city of Poland; located in central Poland
    capital of Portugal
    capital and largest city and economic and cultural center of Portugal; a major port in western Portugal on Tagus River where it broadens and empties into the Atlantic
    capital of Qatar
    the capital and chief port of Qatar
    Basseterre
    the capital of Saint Kitts and Nevis on the island of Saint Christopher
    Castries
    a port on the island of Saint Lucia; capital and largest city of Saint Lucia
    Kingstown
    the capital of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; on Saint Vincent
    capital of Western Samoa
    the capital of Western Samoa
    capital of San Marino
    the capital and only city of San Marino
    Sao Tome
    capital of Sao Tome and Principe
    capital of Saudi Arabia
    joint capital (with Mecca) of Saudi Arabia located in the central oasis; largest city in Saudi Arabia
    capital of Senegal
    the capital and chief port and largest city of Senegal
    capital of Seychelles
    port city and the capital of Seychelles
    capital of Sierra Leone
    port city and the capital and largest city of Sierra Leone
    capital of Singapore
    the capital of Singapore; one of the world's biggest ports
    Honiara
    national capital of Solomon Islands
    capital of Somalia
    the capital and largest city of Somalia; a port on the Indian Ocean
    capital of South Africa
    city in the Transvaal; the seat of the executive branch of the government of South Africa
    capital of the Russian Federation
    a city of central European Russia; formerly capital of both the Soviet Union and Soviet Russia; since 1991 the capital of the Russian Federation
    capital of Belarus
    the capital of Belarus and of the Commonwealth of Independent States
    capital of Estonia
    a port city on the Gulf of Finland that is the capital and largest city of Estonia
    capital of Latvia
    a port city on the Gulf of Riga that is the capital and largest city of Latvia; formerly a member of the Hanseatic League
    capital of Lithuania
    the capital and largest city of Lithuania; located in southeastern Lithuania
    capital of Moldova
    the capital of Moldova
    capital of the Ukraine
    capital and largest city of the Ukraine; a major manufacturing and transportation center
    capital of Armenia
    capital of Armenia
    capital of Azerbaijan
    a port city on the Caspian Sea that is the capital of Azerbaijan and an important center for oil production
    capital of Georgia
    the capital and largest city of Georgia on the Kura river
    capital of Kazakhstan
    remote city of Kazakhstan that (ostensibly for security reasons) was made the capital in 1998
    capital of Kyrgyzstan
    the capital of Kyrgyzstan (known as Frunze 1926-1991)
    capital of Tajikistan
    the capital of Tajikistan; formerly Stalinabad 1926-1991
    capital of Turkmenistan
    the capital and largest city of Turkmenistan
    capital of Uzbek
    the capital of Uzbekistan
    capital of Spain
    the capital and largest city situated centrally in Spain; home of an outstanding art museum
    capital of Sudan
    the capital of Sudan located at the confluence of the Blue Nile and White Nile
    capital of Suriname
    the capital and largest city and major port of Surinam
    capital of Swaziland
    capital of Swaziland; located in northwestern Swaziland
    capital of Switzerland
    the capital of Switzerland; located in western Switzerland
    capital of Syria
    an ancient city (widely regarded as the world's oldest) and present capital and largest city of Syria; according to the New Testament, the Apostle Paul (then known as Saul) underwent a dramatic conversion on the road to Damascus
    capital of Tanzania
    the capital and largest port city of Tanzania on the Indian Ocean
    capital of Thailand
    the capital and largest city and chief port of Thailand; a leading city in southeastern Asia; noted for Buddhist architecture
    capital of Tunisia
    the capital and principal port of Tunisia
    capital of Turkey
    the capital of Turkey; located in west-central Turkey; it was formerly known as Angora and is the home of Angora goats
    capital of Uganda
    the capital and largest city of Uganda on the north shore of Lake Victoria
    United Arab Emirates's capital
    a sheikhdom of eastern Arabia and capital of the United Arab Emirates
    capital of Alabama
    the state capital of Alabama on the Mobile River
    capital of Alaska
    the state capital of Alaska
    capital of Arizona
    the state capital and largest city located in south central Arizona; situated in a former desert that has become a prosperous agricultural area thanks to irrigation
    capital of Arkansas
    the state capital and largest city of Arkansas in the central part of Arkansas on the Arkansas River
    capital of California
    a city in north central California 75 miles to the northeast of San Francisco on the Sacramento River; capital of California
    capital of Colorado
    the state capital and largest city of Colorado; located in central Colorado on the South Platte river
    capital of Connecticut
    the state capital of Connecticut; located in central Connecticut on the Connecticut river; a center of the insurance business
    capital of Delaware
    the capital of the state of Delaware
    capital of the United States
    the capital of the United States in the District of Columbia and a tourist mecca; George Washington commissioned Charles L'Enfant to lay out the city in 1791
    capital of Florida
    capital of the state of Florida; located in northern Florida
    capital of Georgia
    state capital and largest city of Georgia; chief commercial center of the southeastern United States; was plundered and burned by Sherman's army during the American Civil War
    capital of Hawaii
    the capital and largest city of Hawaii; located on a large bay on the island of Oahu
    capital of Idaho
    the capital and largest city of Idaho
    capital of Illinois
    capital of the state of Illinois
    capital of Indiana
    the capital and largest city of Indiana; a major commercial center in the country's heartland; site of an annual 500-mile automobile race
    capital of Iowa
    the capital and largest city in Iowa
    capital of Kansas
    the capital of the state of Kansas; located in eastern Kansas on the Kansas river
    capital of Kentucky
    the capital of Kentucky; located in northern Kentucky
    capital of Louisiana
    capital of Louisiana
    capital of Maine
    the capital of the state of Maine
    capital of Maryland
    state capital of Maryland; site of the United States Naval Academy
    capital of Massachusetts
    state capital and largest city of Massachusetts; a major center for banking and financial services
    capital of Michigan
    capital of the state of Michigan; located in southern Michigan on the Grand River
    capital of Minnesota
    capital of the state of Minnesota; located in southeastern Minnesota on the Mississippi river adjacent to Minneapolis; one of the Twin Cities
    capital of Mississippi
    capital of the state of Mississippi on the Pearl River
    capital of Missouri
    capital of the state of Missouri; located in central Missouri on the Missouri river
    capital of Montana
    capital of the state of Montana; located in western Montana
    capital of Nebraska
    capital of the state of Nebraska; located in southeastern Nebraska; site of the University of Nebraska
    capital of Nevada
    capital of the state of Nevada; located in western Nevada
    capital of New Hampshire
    capital of the state of New Hampshire; located in south central New Hampshire on the Merrimack river
    capital of New Jersey
    capital of the state of New Jersey; located in western New Jersey on the Delaware river
    capital of New Mexico
    capital of the state of New Mexico; located in north central New Mexico
    capital of New York
    state capital of New York; located in eastern New York State on the west bank of the Hudson river
    capital of North Carolina
    capital of the state of North Carolina; located in the east central part of the North Carolina
    capital of North Dakota
    capital of the state of North Dakota; located in south central North Dakota overlooking the Missouri river
    capital of Ohio
    the state capital of Ohio; located in the center of the state; site of Ohio State University
    capital of Oklahoma
    capital and largest city of Oklahoma; the economy is based on oil and livestock
    capital of Oregon
    capital of the state of Oregon in the northwestern part of the state on the Willamette River
    capital of Pennsylvania
    capital of Pennsylvania; located in southern part of state
    capital of Rhode Island
    the capital and largest city of Rhode Island; located in northeastern Rhode Island on Narragansett Bay; site of Brown University
    capital of South Carolina
    capital and largest city in South Carolina; located in central South Carolina
    capital of South Dakota
    capital of the state of South Dakota; located in central South Dakota on the Missouri river
    capital of Tennessee
    capital of the state of Tennessee; located in the north central part of the state on the Cumberland River; known for country music
    capital of Texas
    state capital of Texas on the Colorado River; site of the University of Texas
    capital of Utah
    the capital and largest city of Utah; located near the Great Salt Lake in north central Utah; world capital of the Mormon Church
    capital of Vermont
    capital of the state of Vermont; located in north central Vermont
    capital of Virginia
    capital of the state of Virginia located in the east central part of the state; was capital of the Confederacy during the American Civil War
    capital of Washington
    capital of the state of Washington; located in western Washington on Puget Sound
    capital of West Virginia
    state capital of West Virginia in the central part of the state on the Kanawha river
    capital of Wisconsin
    capital of the state of Wisconsin; located in the southern part of state; site of the main branch of the University of Wisconsin
    capital of Wyoming
    the capital and largest city of Wyoming; located in the southeastern corner of the state
    capital of Uruguay
    the capital and largest city of Uruguay; a cosmopolitan city and one of the busiest ports in South America
    capital of Vanuatu
    capital of Vanuatu
    capital of Venezuela
    the capital and largest city of Venezuela
    capital of Vietnam
    the capital city of Vietnam; located in North Vietnam
    Sana'a
    the capital and largest city of Yemen; on the central plateau
    capital of Zambia
    the capital and largest city of Zambia
    capital of Zimbabwe
    the capital and largest city of Zimbabwe
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    arena
    the central area of an ancient Roman amphitheater where contests and spectacles were held; especially an area that was strewn with sand
    high country
    an area lying above the piedmont but below the timberline
    bed ground, bed-ground, bedground
    an area on which a drove of cattle or sheep can sleep for a night
    broadcast area
    the area over which a radio or tv transmission can be received
    center, centre, eye, heart, middle
    an area that is approximately central within some larger region
    corner
    a place off to the side of an area
    corner
    a remote area
    disaster area
    a region whose population is affected by a general disaster
    hangout, haunt, repair, resort, stamping ground
    a frequently visited place
    fireside, hearth
    an area near a fireplace (usually paved and extending out into a room)
    hunting ground
    an area in which game is hunted
    no-go area
    an area that is dangerous or impossible to enter or to which entry is forbidden
    no man's land
    an unoccupied area between the front lines of opposing armies
    quadrant
    the area enclosed by two perpendicular radii of a circle
    quadrant
    any of the four areas into which a plane is divided by two orthogonal coordinate axes
    rain shadow
    an area that has little precipitation because some barrier causes the winds to lose their moisture before reaching it
    staging area
    an area where troops and equipment in transit are assembled before a military operation
    clear, open
    a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water
    free port, free zone
    an area adjoining a port where goods that are intended for reshipment can be received and stored without payment of duties
    anchorage, anchorage ground
    place for vessels to anchor
    playground, resort area, vacation spot
    an area where many people go for recreation
    block, city block
    a rectangular area in a city surrounded by streets and usually containing several buildings
    neighborhood
    an area within a city or town that has some distinctive features (especially one forming a community)
    retreat
    a place of privacy; a place affording peace and quiet
    refuge, safety
    a safe place
    danger
    a dangerous place
    scene
    the place where some action occurs
    section
    a distinct region or subdivision of a territorial or political area or community or group of people
    shrubbery
    an area where a number of shrubs are planted
    space
    an area reserved for some particular purpose
    tank farm
    an area used exclusively for storing petroleum in large tanks
    winner's circle
    a small area at a racecourse where awards are given to the owners of winning horses
    center stage, centre stage
    the central area on a theater stage
    central city, city center, city centre
    the central part of a city
    storm center, storm centre
    the central area or place of lowest barometric pressure within a storm
    outskirts
    outlying areas (as of a city or town)
    financial center
    the part of a city where financial institutions are centered
    hub
    a center of activity or interest or commerce or transportation; a focal point around which events revolve
    inner city
    the older and more populated and (usually) poorer central section of a city
    air space, airspace
    the space in the atmosphere immediately above the earth
    crawl space, crawlspace
    low space beneath a floor of a building; gives workers access to wiring or plumbing
    disc space, disk space
    (computer science) the space available on a magnetic disk
    medical center
    the part of a city where medical facilities are centered
    midfield
    (sports) the middle part of a playing field (as in football or lacrosse)
    flies
    (theater) the space over the stage (out of view of the audience) used to store scenery (drop curtains)
    gathering place
    a favorite haunt where people gather
    key, paint
    (basketball) a space (including the foul line) in front of the basket at each end of a basketball court; usually painted a different color from the rest of the court
    no-parking zone
    a space where automobiles are not allowed to park
    parking space, parking zone
    a space where an automobile can be parked
    berth, moorage, mooring, slip
    a place where a craft can be made fast
    roads, roadstead
    a partly sheltered anchorage
    locality, neck of the woods, neighborhood, neighbourhood, vicinity
    a surrounding or nearby region
    ashram
    (India) a place of religious retreat for Hindus
    ashram
    a place of religious retreat modeled after the Indian ashram
    nook
    a sheltered and secluded place
    nest
    a cosy or secluded retreat
    pleasance
    a pleasant and secluded part of a garden; usually attached to a mansion
    harborage, harbourage
    (nautical) a place of refuge (as for a ship)
    sanctum, sanctum sanctorum
    a place of inviolable privacy
    light
    an illuminated area
    dark, darkness, shadow
    an unilluminated area
    field of honor
    the scene of a duel
    stage
    any scene regarded as a setting for exhibiting or doing something
    separation
    the space where a division or parting occurs
    place, seat
    a space reserved for sitting (as in a theater or on a train or airplane)
    seat
    a center of authority (as a city from which authority is exercised)
    terreplein
    level space where heavy guns can be mounted behind the parapet at the top of a rampart
    locale, locus, venue
    the scene of any event or action (especially the place of a meeting)
    spa, watering hole, watering place
    a health resort near a spring or at the seaside
    workspace
    space allocated for your work (as in an office)
    borscht belt, borscht circuit, borsht belt, borsht circuit
    (informal) a resort area in the Catskill Mountains of New York that was patronized primarily by Jewish guests
    midstream
    the middle of a stream
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    region
    a large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth
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