Every variable in Python is actually an object. You don’t have to write object-oriented (OO) code to use Python, but the way Python is constructed encourages an OO approach.1
All variables have a type that can be seen by using the built-in type() function.
>>> type('some more text')
>>> c=[1,2,'some more text']
Other types are 'class', 'module', 'function', 'file', 'bool', 'NoneType', and 'long'.
The special constants True and False are 'bool' types. The special constant None is a 'NoneType'.
To see a textual definition of any object, you can use ...