Land of Eagles
The Armpit of Africa
From its location on the 'armpit' between west and central Africa.
The Cradle of Civilizations
Land of the blue sky
Land of Silvia Night
Term coined by Desmond Tutu to describe the multiethnic nature of post-apartheid South Africa, and in very wide use today.
The Emerald Isle
From the lush green of the Irish landscape.
Land of a Thousand Hills
The name given by Captain Cook because of the friendly reception he received.
Switzerland of Central America
Referring to the financial prosperity and peaceful nature.
The Kingdom in the Sky
Due to the fact that Lesotho is high up in the Drakensberg Mountains.
Land of Smiles
An island surrounded by land
First used by author Augusto Roa Bastos in reference to both the country's insularity and landlocked geography.
Land of White Eagle
The Coat of Arms of Poland consists of a White Eagle on a red shield, and hence the name.
Land of the morning calm
Crossroads of the Pacific
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Referring to the fact that Finland has over 188,000 lakes.
Mother-in-law of Europe
Land of Long White Cloud
In Mâori, New Zealand has come to be known as Aotearoa, which is usually translated into English as The Land of the Long White Cloud.
Pindorama - from Tupi, "land of palm trees."
Almost always used disparagingly, when discussing some backward aspect of the country.
Mother of presidents of the USA
Eight U.S. presidents were born in Virginia.
Land of Frost and Fire
The Hermit Kingdom
Bread Basket of Europe
From the rich dark soil and the vast fields of wheat.
Gateway to Asia/Melting Pot of Asia
Land of Poets
Due to its two Nobel Prize winners in literature (Gabriela Mistral and Pablo Neruda).
The Dead Heart of Africa
From its remoteness and largely desert climate.
City of Canals
Land of the thunder dragon
Translation of Bhutanese name for the country (Druk Yul).
Daughter of the Baltic
Middle East's Switzerland
City on Water
From the motto 'Staden på vattnet.'
Island of Flying Fish
Land of the Midnight Sun
City of Light