Are 'province' and 'state' two terms for the same concept?
October 2, 2004 9:56 AM Subscribe
What's the difference between a province and a state? (mo' insi')
posted by John Kenneth Fisher to law & government (9 answers total)
I don't mean how is a Canadian province different from a US state, as i know there are many differences. What I'm wondering is: is there something about a 'province' that MAKES it a 'province' and not a state? Or are they just different names for the same concept?
To give another similar question, that should help clarify: Are Louisiana parishes just counties with a different name? Or is there something about the definition of 'county' that would not apply?