National anthem: note: as a United Kingdom area of special sovereignty, "God Save the Queen" is official (see United Kingdom)
Definition: A generally patriotic musical composition - usually in the form of a song or hymn of praise - that evokes and eulogizes the history, traditions, or struggles of a nation or its people. National anthems can be officially recognized as a national song by a country's constitution or by an enacted law, or simply by tradition. Although most anthems contain lyrics, some do not.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of December 6, 2013
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