The concepts State and nation can be used in some cases as synonyms, but their use is not always correct or accurate.
On other occasions both terms are used as a synonym for the word "government", although it is not recommended.
To define the term "State" in comparison to the term "nation", the RAE highlights the following entries:
The RAE also exposes the different versions that the legal figure of the State can take:
Usually, the term "nation" is also related to the meaning "community", that is, a group of people who have common traditions, languages, culture or religion. All of them are identified by sharing a common past.
The feeling of connection with a nation of a group of people can be manifested in different ways or by sharing cultural experiences, such as music or literature. In addition, also gastronomy.
According to the criteria of The Trust Project