Here in the USA, when visiting other areas of the country and holding a converastion with someone, you refer to where your from as the city and the state. For example "I'm from Willowbrook, Illinois." News reports usually also always reference the state, unless it is a major recognizable city like Chicago or New York. Americans also have great pride in the state in which they live, often almost on the same level as national pride. However whenever I watch the news make reference to foreign cities, even minor ones, the never refer to the state or province they are located in. It's always Stuttgart, Germany, not Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. So my question is to those of you who do not live in the Untied States, do people there reference the American state in which an American city is located? Or is it just, "Willowbrook, United States"... which sounds weird to me. Or is there some other cultural difference that I'm not aware of? I thought of this as I wasn't sure how I should word my "Location" in my MR profile lol.