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Hello,

If I want to say that a country covers a large area, can I say that it is a "territorially large country"?
 

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I suppose you could, but it doesn't sound very colloquial to me.
 

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It's not too bad but there must be more elegant ways of putting it.

What's wrong with a large territory?
 

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It's not too bad but there must be more elegant ways of putting it.

What's wrong with a large territory?
I want "country" to be the main word in the phrase, and "large territory" should somehow modify that noun.
Did you mean: "a country with a large territory"?
 

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If by this expression you mean to include 'the territorial waters' of the country, I suspect you can get away with it. Otherwise, in 3-D space how else can a country be large?

I don't know if it can be large in any other way and I guess it can't be, so it seems unnecessary to mention 'territorial' at all. I was translating something from my native language and we do use these words together in my language, so I thought it may sound closer to the original if I kept both words.
 
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Perhaps you could say it's a geographically large country.
 

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I think simply a large country would do.
 

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When applied to cities, the word large refers to population more often than to size of area.

However, that's not the case with countries.
 

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Large by area, as opposed to large by population.
 
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