How countries got their nicknames

The stories of national nicknames around the world

Stars Insider

31/07/22 | StarsInsider


Nicknames have always been a fun way to express the way you feel towards someone or something in your life. Whether it's your best friend or your pet, chances are you have a special name for them that's not quite the official designation. Maybe someone's given you a nickname, too. Well, it's only fitting that the countries of the world would get the same treatment, and many nations have received or given themselves nicknames that reflect what makes them unique. Some are straightforward, others are more imaginative, but they all reveal something about the country that makes it special.

Curious? Read on to learn how countries around the world got their nicknames.

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