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How Many Country Nicknames Do You Know?

Not only people have nicknames. Countries also have their own. How many nation’s nicknames do you know?

 

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The Land of Hope and Glory

"Land of Hope and Glory" is a British patriotic song, with music by Edward Elgar and lyrics by A. C. Benson, written in 1902.

The Land of the Morning Calm

South Korea has spellbinding natural beauty of picturesque high mountains and clear waters and its splendid tranquillity, particularly in the morning.

The Rainbow Nation

South Africa is known as the 'Rainbow Nation' due to its diverse people. The term was coined by Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

The Graveyard of Empires

Known as the "graveyard of empires," Afghanistan has a reputation for undoing ambitious military ventures and humiliating would-be conquerors.

The Pearl of the Orient Seas

It was first used in 1751 and was popularized by the national hero Jose Rizal in Mi último adiós, his last poem before he died in 1896.

The Great White North

“The great white north” englobes races, nature, historical geography and “whiteness” of Canada.

The Bread Basket of Europe

The rich dark soil and the vast fields of wheat and other food products have earned Ukraine the nickname "bread basket of Europe."

The Red Dragon

Dragon symbolism throughout China dates a range of centuries and remains a large part of Chinese today.

The Land of Smiles

The slogan was made in 1980s, reportedly from the myth that the American tourists kept coming back for local friendliness.

The Switzerland of the Middle East

Lebanon enjoyed three decades of prosperity under a free-market economy. Tourism, agriculture, education and democracy flourished and advanced claming for Lebanon the title ‘Switzerland of the East’

The Boot

The shape of Italy looks like a boot!

The Holy Land

In Judaism the term Holy is used for something that stands apart. Something that is different or designated.