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Continents, countries, cities and other geographical and political subdivisions

The terms place and location in geography are used to identify a point or an area on the Earth's surface or elsewhere. The term location generally implies a higher degree of certainty than place, the latter often indicating an entity with an ambiguous boundary, relying more on human or social attributes of place identity and sense of place than on geometry.

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  • Brazil - Territory in eastern South America, ruled since 1988 by the República Federativa do Brasil

  • Bahamas, The - Group of islands in the Atlantic Ocean, ruled since 1973 by the Monarchy of the Bahamas
  • Bahrain - Island in the Persian Gulf, ruled since 1971 by the Al Khalifa family
  • Balkans - Region of southeast Europe, between the Adriatic and Aegean seas, mostly coextensive with the Balkan Peninsula
  • Baltic states - Regions of Europe bordering the Baltic Sea
  • Bangladesh - Territory in southern Asia on the Bay of Bengal, ruled since 1971 by the Gônoprojatontri Bangladesh
  • Belgium - Territory in northwest Europe, ruled since 1830 by the Koninkrijk België/Royaume de Belgique
  • Bhutan - Territory in central Asia, ruled since 2008 by the Kingdom of Bhutan
  • Bolivia - Territory in western South America, ruled since 2009 by the Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina - Territory in south central Europe, ruled since 1995 by Republika Srpska, the Federacija Bosne i Hercegovine and the Brčko Distrikt
  • Botswana - Territory in south central Africa, ruled since 1966 by the Republic of Botswana
  • Brazil - Territory in eastern South America, ruled since 1988 by the República Federativa do Brasil
  • British Columbia - Westernmost province of Canada
  • British Isles - Group of islands on the Atlantic Ocean, off the northwest coast of Europe
  • Brunei - Territory in the island of Borneo in southeast Asia, ruled since 1984 by the Negara Brunei Darussalam
  • Buenos Aires - Capital of Argentina, founded 1536
  • Bulgaria - Territory in southeast Europe, ruled since 1991 by the Republic of Bulgaria

The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "Location" as of 12 Sep 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.