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.

  • Saudi Arabia - Territory in southwestern Asia, ruled since 1932 by the Āl Sa‘ūd family
  • Scandinavia - Region of northern Europe, encompassing the Scandinavian Peninsula and culturally related areas
  • Scotland - Territory in the north of the island of Great Britain, ruled since 1707 by the Monarchy of the United Kingdom, the Pàrlamaid na h-Alba and the Riaghaltas na h-Alba
  • Senegal - Territory in western Africa, ruled since 1960 by the République du Sénégal
  • Serbia - Territory in southeastern Europe, ruled since 2006 by the Republika Srbija
  • Seychelles - Archipelago in the western Indian Ocean, ruled since 1976 by Repiblik Sesel
  • Singapore - Islands in southeast Asia, ruled since 1965 by the Xīnjiāpō Gònghéguó/Republic of Singapore
  • Slovakia - Territory in central Europe, ruled since 1993 by the Slovenská republika
  • Slovenia - Territory in central Europe, ruled since 1991 by the Republika Slovenija
  • Somalia - Territory in eastern Africa, nominally ruled since 1960 by the Jamhuuriyadda Federaalka Soomaaliya
  • South Africa - Territory in southern Africa, ruled since 1994 by the Republic of South Africa
  • Southern Cone - Southernmost regions of South America, below the Tropic of Capricorn
  • Spain - Territory in southwestern Europe, ruled since 1975 by the Reino de España
  • Sri Lanka - Island in the Indian Ocean off the southeast coast of India, ruled since 1972 by the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
  • Sweden - Territory in northern Europe, ruled since 1905 by the Konungariket Sverige
  • Switzerland - Territory in west central Europe, ruled since 1848 by the Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft - Confédération suisse - Confederazione Svizzera
  • Syria - Territory in southwest Asia, nominally ruled since 1961 by the al-Jumhūriyyah al-‘Arabīyah as-Sūriyyah

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.