There is an old name of a country and its description:
Persia: The land and people in southwestern Asia from the ancient Sassanian empire to the modern nation state of Iran, prior to 1935.
I found the description wrong grammatically because the name only refers to the land not people who are Persians/Iranians not Persia.
Is it correct to use the name of a country for the land and its people both in standard English?
P.S: It is the link: http://meta.history.stackexchange.com/questions/416/some-mistakes-in-persias-tag-information and here: http://history.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/persia but according to the link which has been sent by coleoptrist as a comment under this topic they have added something to the tag Persia recently so the content has changed!