At 10:00 AM 1/4/2005 -0500, Bruce D'Arcus wrote:
  I also wasn't sure if things like "United States" and
"Arkansas" are strictly "geographic" in this sense (I'm a geographer,
BTW; we're talking here technically about governmental bodies that
administer a geographic territory).

You're correct that they're not really geographic in function, but jurisdictional.  Jurisdictions function more like corporate bodies, in that they have subdivisions that are more "corporate" (departments, offices, etc.) than geographic. 


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