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Re: st: Re: political geography


From   "Clive Nicholas" <Clive.Nicholas@newcastle.ac.uk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Re: political geography
Date   Wed, 4 Aug 2004 15:34:54 +0100 (BST)

Kit Baum wrote:

> On Aug 4, 2004, at 2:33 AM, a geographer wrote:
>
>>
>> You need an evaluation:
>>
>> local name = country1[`y']
>>
>> This assumes that no length limits bite.
>> The longest country name I can think
>> of, with a little help from
>> a database, is 30 characters, e.g.
>>
>> Federated States of Micronesia
>     Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
>>
>> Anyone beat that?

With a bit of cheating, quite easily:

The United Kingdom of Great Britain, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands
and the Isle of Man.

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