Nicknames of Countries in the World

Nicknames of Countries in the World
Somewhere in The Land of Thunder Dragon Bhutan/Image Credit:Suket Dedhia
Sobriquet or nicknames are often used by popular media and culture to denote a person, group or any other tangible thing that make sense. Countries are not different from any tangible idea. Though, their nicknames are not often asked in competitive exams, but they can give you an edge over other UPSC, PSC and SSC aspirant when it comes to writing the descriptive paper, in case, you are asked to write about your views on a specific country or so on.


NameNickname/s of the Country
Asia
AfghanistanThe Graveyard of Empires, Highway of Ancient Invaders
ArmeniaThe Land of Noah
AzerbaijanDreamland of Brave Fighters
BangladeshThe Land of Bengalis
BhutanThe Land of the Thunder Dragon
Burma (Myanmar)The Land of Golden Pagodas
CambodiaThe Land of Khmers
ChinaThe Red Dragon, Celestial Empire, The Midlands
GeorgiaLand of Golden Fleece
IndiaThe Subcontinent, The Golden Sparrow
IndonesiaThe Emerald of the Equator
IraqThe Land Between Two Rivers
IsraelThe Holy Land
JapanThe Land of the Rising Sun
LaosThe Land of Million Elephants
LebanonThe Switzerland of the Middle East
MongoliaThe Land of the Blue Sky
North KoreaThe Hermit Kingdom
PhilippinesThe Pearl of the Orient Seas
SingaporeThe Land of Ship Builders
South KoreaThe Land of the Morning Calm
Sri LankaIndia's Teardrop
ThailandLand of Smiles, Land of White Elephants
Africa
Burkina FasoThe Land of the Upright Men
CameroonThe Hinge of Africa
EgyptThe Gift of the Nile
GambiaThe Smiling Coast of Africa
GhanaGateway of Africa
LesothoThe Kingdom In The Sky, The Mountain Kingdom
MadagascarThe Red Island
MalawiThe Warm Heart of Africa
NamibiaThe Gem of Africa
NigeriaThe Giant of Africa
RwandaThe Land of a Thousand Hills
South AfricaThe Rainbow Nation
UgandaPeral of Africa
North America
CanadaThe Great White North
GuatemalaThe Land of Eternal Spring
HaitiThe Pearl of Antilles
JamaicaThe Rock, Jamrock, The Land of Wood and Water
USAUncle Sam, The States, The Land of Opportunity
South America
BrazilPindorama (Land of the Palms)
ChileThe Land of Poets
GuyanaLand of Many Waters
ParaguayThe Island Surrounded by Land
PeruLand of the Incas
VenezuelaLand of Grace
Australia
AustraliaLand Down Under, Oz
New ZealandLand of the Long White Cloud
Europe
AlbaniaLand of the Eagles
AustriaThe Musical Centre of Europe
BelarusThe White Rus, Blue Eyed Country, Ruthenia, White Russia
BelgiumThe Flat Country, The land of surrealism
Bosnia and HerzegovinaThe Heart Shaped Land
BulgariaThe Land of Roses, The Land of the Thracians, The Land of Lions
CroatiaOur Beautiful
CyprusThe Island of Love, The Island of Aphrodite
Czech RepublicBohemia
DenmarkDanevang
EnglandLand of Hope and Glory
EstoniaMary's Land
FinlandLand of a Thousand Lakes, Land of a Thousand Heroes, The Last Born Daughter of Sea, The Marsh Land
FranceThe Hexagon, Gaul, The Land of Enlightment, Church's Old Sister
GermanyThe Land of Poets and Thinkers
GreeceHellas
HungaryThe Land of Magyars
IcelandLand of Fire and Ice, The Blue Land, The Reef, Thule
IrelandThe Emerald Isle, The Celtic Tiger, Silk of the Kine
ItalyThe Boot, The Apennine Peninsula, The Beautiful Country
KosovoThe Land of Freedom, The Land of Pears, Drandia
LatviaThe Land of Blue Lakes, The Land Of The Letts
LithuaniaThe Land of Storks
LuxembourgThe Grand Duchy, The Green Heart of Europe, Gibraltar of the North.
NetherlandHolland, The Low Countries, The Land of Velvet, The Land of Tulips and Windmills
MacedoniaThe Land Of the Sun, The Land Of Alexander
MaltaThe land of Honey
MoldovaBessarabia
MontenegroThe Black Mountain, Duklja, Zeta
NorwayThe Land of Midnight Sun, The Land of Fjords, The Land of Vikings
PolanLand of Fields, The Land of Amber
PortugalLusitania, The Rectangle, The Iberian Peninsula (together with Spain)
RomaniaTransylvania, The Land Beyond the Forest
SerbiaRaskia, Rask
SlovakiaHeart of Europe
SloveniaThe Sunny Side of the Alps, Europe in Miniature, The Green Piece of Europe
SpainThe Bull Skin, The Land of Cervantes, The Iberian Peninsula (together with Portugal)
SwedenThe Elongated Country, Svedela
SwitzerlandLand of Milk and Honey, Helvetia, The Land of chocolate and cuckoo clocks, The Water Tower of Europe, The Playground of Europe
TurkeyAnatolia, Asia Minor, The Anatolian plateau
UkraineThe Bread Basket of Europe
United KingdomGreat Britain, The Sceptred Isle, Britannia