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 +A '''fictional country''' is a [[country]] that is made up for fictional stories, and does not exist in real life. Fictional lands appear most commonly as settings or subjects of [[literature]], [[film|movie]]s, or [[video game]]s. They may also be used for technical reasons in actual reality for use in the development of specifications, such as the fictional country of ''[[Bookland (imaginary place)|Bookland]]'', which is used to allow [[European Article Number|EAN]] "country" codes 978 and 979 to be used for [[ISBN]] numbers assigned to books, and code 977 to be assigned for use for [[ISSN]] numbers on magazines and other [[periodical]]s. Also, the [[ISO 3166]] country code "ZZ" is reserved as a fictional country code, thus no [[Internet]] [[top-level domain]] will ever end in "[[.ZZ]]".
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A fictional country is a country that is made up for fictional stories, and does not exist in real life. Fictional lands appear most commonly as settings or subjects of literature, movies, or video games. They may also be used for technical reasons in actual reality for use in the development of specifications, such as the fictional country of Bookland, which is used to allow EAN "country" codes 978 and 979 to be used for ISBN numbers assigned to books, and code 977 to be assigned for use for ISSN numbers on magazines and other periodicals. Also, the ISO 3166 country code "ZZ" is reserved as a fictional country code, thus no Internet top-level domain will ever end in ".ZZ".



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