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A sovereign state consisting of an independent city and its surrounding territory.


(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a state consisting of a sovereign city and its dependencies. Among the most famous are the great independent cities of the ancient world, such as Athens, Sparta, Carthage, Thebes, Corinth, and Rome


a sovereign state consisting of an autonomous city with its dependencies.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: - a state consisting of a sovereign city
body politic, country, nation, res publica, commonwealth, state, land - a politically organized body of people under a single government; "the state has elected a new president"; "African nations"; "students who had come to the nation's capitol"; "the country's largest manufacturer"; "an industrialized land"


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ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan Ambassador to Germany Syed Hasan Javed called on President of the CityState Parliament of Bremen CityState, Christian Weber at the Parliament House and briefed him about various steps being taken by the Government of Pakistan for the socioeconomic development of the country.
Marzouki also met with President of Governorate of Vatican CityState Cardinal Giuseppe Bertello.
A visit to the Universal Studios theme park on Sentosa would easily satiate one's thirst for thrilling roller coasters, while a stroll along Gardens by the Bay followed by a concert at the durian-shaped Esplanade would mirror how the citystate treads a thin line between modernisation and self-preservation.
The auditor-general will have wide oversight powers "to conduct audits of any agency of the Holy See andVatican CityState at any time," a statement said.
Delhi is the national capital and people from states across the country migrate here for work and this makes the citystate representative of the national mood in many ways.
Data from the High Commission of India Singapore shows that the citystate has emerged as the second largest source of FDI inflow into India, amounting to US$19.
Both clubs, who meet at Loftus Road in the Premier League on Saturday, took advantage of early FA Cup exits to head to the Middle East citystate last month.
Dubai officials indicated on Monday that they had washed their hands of Dubai World's debts, arguing that it was an independent company that happened to be owned by the citystate.
The initiative comes on the heels of a successful citystate crackdown on truck and boiler pollution conducted in October 2008 in East Harlem, a neighborhood clouded by poor air quality caused by heavy truck traffic.
The greatest thinkers, playwrights, and artists flock to our citystate.