geographical territory to which one belongs; however, this general concept is usually simplified to the country of one's origin. Synonyms: fatherland, motherland, mother country, country of origin, and native land. computing & web acronym
the country where you were born
a father, a mother, a sister, a brother, a son and a daughter
Our homeland is the geography where we live. To understand our homeland is to understand our geographic diversity. Physical geography: the mountains, the lakes, the valleys, the plains, the forest--everything that makes up our homeland. Differences in geographic areas require different responses for different terrains. Natural resource geography: the water in our lakes, oil and gas, timber, and our food supply. Each of these natural resources varies in their characteristics based on geography. Cultural geography: the cities where we live, the religious institutions where we worship, and the medical facilities that help ensure our well-being require security. We have symbolic man-made features such as the Statue of Liberty and other pristine natural treasures such as Yellowstone National Park. Social geography: Where do people live? What are their demographics? As we strive to protect our citizens and their values and differences, we must understand their geographic characteristics. Economic geography: business, transportation, telecommunication, energy, and other industries that are critical to our national economy.