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Difference between Gulf Country and Gulf State

Gulf Country—(Austral.) the back country of the gulf of Carpentaria in the northern part of Queensland and the Northern Territory:

  • It’s hard to travel in the remote Gulf Country without hearing about Wollogorang Station.

Gulf State

1. an American state bordering the Gulf of Mexico:

  • The Gulf States or their representatives in Congress killed the bill by voting against it.

2. a state bordering the Persian Gulf:

  • Qatar becomes the fifth Gulf State to agree to open its territory to foreign troops.