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30 countries with awesome nicknames


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A nickname is a replacement of the original name. There may be different reason behind that specific nickname like Napoleon named China as “The Sleeping Giant” just because he expected China as one of the greatest nations in future and he was right.

This post is dedicated to 30 countries that have awesome nicknames.

Afghanistan: Graveyard of Empires

Albania: Land of the eagles

Australia: The lucky country

Belarus: The White Rus

Bhutan: Land of the thunder dragon

Cameroon: The Armpit of Africa

Canada: A few acres of snow

Chad: The dead heart of Africa

Chile: Land of poets

Egypt: The gift of the Nile

England: Land of hope and glory

Ethiopia: The Mother Land

Finland: Land of a thousand lakes

France: The Church’s old daughter

Indonesia: The lungs of the world

Ireland: The emerald Isle

Italy: The boot

Lebanon: Switzerland of the Middle East

Lesotho: The Kingdom in the sky

Malaysia: Bolehland

Mongolia: Land of the blue sky

Paraguay: An island surrounded by land

Philippines: The pearl of the Orient Seas

Rwanda: Land of a thousand hills

South Africa: Rainbow Nation

South Korea: Land of the morning calm

Slovenia: Sunny side of the Alps

Srilanka: Pearl of the Indian Ocean

Ukraine: The bread basket of Europe

Venezuela: Land of grace

That’s it. What is the Nickname of your country? Feel free to share in comments.


Awesome Nicknames of 5 famous Countries

Most of you guys will have a cute nickname given by family or friends. Just like you guys, many countries and cities also have some unique and interesting nicknames given by some great people and locals. Today, we are going to explore the nick names of 5 countries.

China:  The sleeping Giant

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This name was given to China by Napoleon Bonaparte, when he pointed to China in a map and said “There, is a sleeping giant. Let him sleep! If he awakes, he will shake the world.” So we can now guess that how prescient was Napoleon. China is/was one of the largest countries in the world and at that times China was silent in terms of relations and trades with other countries so was given this name by Napoleon.


Switzerland:  Land of Chocolates and Cuckoo Clocks

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Switzerland is famous for many things but two of them are most famous due to which they also got this beautiful nickname. The two reasons behind this name are:

  1. They have world’s best chocolate.
  2. They have a long-tradition of watch-making. Switzerland is also home to Rolex Watch-making company.


Thailand:  The land of smiles

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Thailand is not only famous for its natural beauty and historical places but also for friendly people. While meeting foreigners and other tourists they always used to smile so this nickname “The Land of Smiles” is given to them by the tourists.


Brazil:  Pindorama

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Brazil is called “Pindorama” in Guarani Language (An official language of Paraguay). This fantastic name was given to them by the natives and its meanings are “Land of the Palm Trees”


Australia:   The Lucky Country

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Australia is often called as “The Lucky Country”. It was first used in a book(The Lucky Country) in 1964. This name was given to Australia because of its natural’s resources, history and distance from rest of the world that save it from many problems.

Do your Country or City has a kool nick name? Share it with us and we’ll include it in the upcoming posts.