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Hi

When someone asks "where are you from?" does he/she ask about the country I come from or does he/she ask where I live (in which part of the country)?

For example if I asked someone "Where are you from ?" I would expect him/her to tell me "I'm from the US" instead of "I'm from California"

If I wanted to know whether you live in NYC or California I would ask : Whereabouts do you live?

So, by asking "where are you from?" we ask both about the country you are from and the exact place you live in that country?
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Which it means will be controlled by the situation. I would expect the answer from a native of a country to be the region/twon, but from a non-native I would expect their country of origin. But at any time the answer could merely be the town in which a person is currently living.
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Thanks Feebs11