The word Nationality and Citizenship are often considered to be synonymous of each other. However there is a difference between the Nationality and Citizenship.   


 No

         Nationality

          Citizenship 



1.

Nationality Creates a legal relationship between a State and the Individual under International law.


Citizenship denotes the relation between the Individual and the municipal law.


2.

A person who possesses nationality in a particular state may not possess all political rights.  


A Citizen possesses full civil and political rights.



3.

All the citizens may possess the nationality of a particular state.  

Who possess / enjoy full political and civil Rights are called citizens.


       


             All the citizens may possess the nationality of a particular state, but it is not necessary that all nationals may be citizens of that particular state.

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