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A territory (from the word 'terra', meaning 'land') is a defined area (including land and waters), usually considered to be a possession of an animal, person, organization, or institution. It may refer to:

In politics

  • Territory (country subdivision), an area of land under the jurisdiction of a governmental authority. Territory can, though, include any geographical area under the jurisdiction of a sovereign and does not have a political division status. The remainder of this article deals with political territories

Types of political territories include: A legally administered territory, which is a non-sovereign geographic area that has come under the authority of another government. ...

In biology

  • Territory a geographical area defended by an animal against others of the same species (and occasionally of other species)

In psychology

  • Environmentalists study territorial behaviour to understand which territory an organism defends and why. Territorial behaviour is defined as: the actions or reactions of a person or animal in response to external threats towards the space that is defended by that person or animal

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Territory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (412 words)
In politics, a territory is an area of land under the jurisdiction of a governmental authority.
An occupied territory which is a region that is under the military control of an outside power that has not annexed the region.
The district of the Chatham Islands Council is termed the Chatham Islands Territory, although it is in all legal senses an integral part of New Zealand.
Northern Territory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1272 words)
The Northern Territory was part of New South Wales from 1825 to 1863 and part of South Australia from 1863 to 1911.
The territory is represented in the Commonwealth parliament by two members in the House of Representatives, currently Warren Snowdon for the Australian Labor Party (ALP) and David Tollner for the Country Liberal Party (CLP), and two members in the Senate, currently Trish Crossin for the ALP and Nigel Scullion for the CLP.
To the north of that lies the Arafura Sea, and to the east lies Arnhem Land, whose regional centre is Maningrida on the Liverpool River delta.
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