What is the Meaning of: Territory | Concept and Definition of: Territory

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Meanings, definitions, concepts of daily use

Territory, Word comes from the latin territorium, is a portion of the surface of the land belonging to a country, province, region, etc. The term may be extensive to ground or to the land owned or controlled by a person, an organization or institution.
Examples: "the territory of the province extends to the mountains", "the Venezuelan Government assured it would defend the integrity of its territory with weapons, if any", "troops have already entered enemy territory: now we have to wait for the local response.
The notion of territory can be understood from the political or geographical perspective. For policy, the territory is the delimitation in a fixed population and depends on competent authority. The city of Mar del Plata, for example, is a territory which belongs to the province of Buenos Aires and which, in turn, is part of the region of Buenos Aires, Argentina. This means that Mar del Plata has a mayor (municipal authority) who is required to pay accounts to the Governor of Buenos Aires (regional authority) and that, in turn, is located within the institutional hierarchy under the argentine Presidency (national authority).
The territory marks the limits of the activity of the State as well as the activity of a foreign State. A national State has no authority beyond its territory, but it can handle the natural and human resources as part of its territorial area.
In geography, the territory depends on the author and the context, given that the concept can be used as a synonym for place, area, region or landscape.
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