microstate


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mi·cro·state

 (mī′krō-stāt′)
n.
An independent country that is very small in area and population. Also called ministate.

microstate

(ˈmaɪkrəʊˌsteɪt)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a very small nation that is an internationally-recognized sovereign state. Also called: mini-state

min•i•state

(ˈmɪn iˌsteɪt)

n.
a small, independent nation.
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The microstate is supported by business aviation operators owing to its abidance to the Cape Town Convention on aircraft sponsorship, its simplicity of doing business, and also its favourable taxation prices.
San Marino is a mountainous microstate situated on the Italian Peninsula with a population of just 32,000.
Today's trip to the microstate of San Marino will be the 29-year-old's 106th international appearance and could see him enter the record books.
This evening's trip to the microstate of San Marino will be the 29-year-old's 106th international appearance and could see him enter the record books.
As the spiritual heart of Catholicism, the Vatican, which occupies just 109 acres in the center of Rome, doubled as a political entity long before the Italian Lateran Treaty created a microstate, Vatican City, around it in 1929.
Europe's oldest republic, founded in 301AD, is a microstate enclave with two heads of government, usually the leaders of opposition parties.
Morocco should demand from these friends to up the ante and say that the addition of this microstate in North Africa is not acceptable.
San Marino is an enclaved microstate surrounded by Italy, situated on the Italian Peninsula on the north-eastern side of the Apennine Mountains.
Montenegro with the population below 700,000 could even be considered a microstate, while Serbia with the population of over 7,000,000 is relatively large in relation to its neighbors but remains a small state according to all other criteria.
The town's flag with blue, white and orange colours similar to the old apartheid flag is visible everywhere across this microstate in the making.
With GNTB's theme of ' Germany for young people," says Romit Theophilus, Director, Sales and Marketing GNTO India, " We are looking forward to a broad range of activities targeting the young, ranging from social media, online microstate development and growth of youth hotspots.