List of entities and changes in The World Factbook

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This is a list of entities and changes in The World Factbook. The World Factbook is an annual publication of the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States with almanac-style information about the countries of the world.

As of July 2011, The World Factbook consists of 267 entities.[1] These entities can be divided into categories.[2] These categories are:

  • Independent countries
  • Others
  • Dependencies and Areas of Special Sovereignty
  • Miscellaneous
  • Other entities

After the list of entities, there is a table that lists entities that have been dropped, added, renamed, or consolidated in The World Factbook.

List of entities[edit]

The list of entities follows below. The names and flags of entities are as listed in the Factbook and may differ from other sources.

Independent countries[edit]

This is a list of independent countries. The CIA defines an independent country as people "politically organized into a sovereign state with a definite territory".[2] In this category, there are 195 entities:

Flag of entity Name of entity Flag of entity Name of entity Flag of entity Name of entity Flag of entity Name of entity
Afghanistan Afghanistan Albania Albania Algeria Algeria Andorra Andorra
Angola Angola Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and
Barbuda
Argentina Argentina Armenia Armenia
Australia Australia Austria Austria Azerbaijan Azerbaijan The Bahamas Bahamas, The
Bahrain Bahrain Bangladesh Bangladesh Barbados Barbados Belarus Belarus
Belgium Belgium Belize Belize Benin Benin Bhutan Bhutan
Bolivia Bolivia Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia
and Herzegovina
Botswana Botswana Brazil Brazil
Brunei Brunei Bulgaria Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burkina Faso Burma Burma
Burundi Burundi Cape Verde Cabo Verde Cambodia Cambodia Cameroon Cameroon
Canada Canada Central African Republic Central African
Republic
Chad Chad Chile Chile
China China Colombia Colombia Comoros Comoros Democratic Republic of the Congo Congo, Democratic
Republic of the
Republic of the Congo Congo, Republic
of the
Costa Rica Costa Rica Ivory Coast Cote d'Ivoire Croatia Croatia
Cuba Cuba Cyprus Cyprus Czech Republic Czech Republic Denmark Denmark
Djibouti Djibouti Dominica Dominica Dominican Republic Dominican
Republic
Ecuador Ecuador
Egypt Egypt El Salvador El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Eritrea
Estonia Estonia Ethiopia Ethiopia Fiji Fiji Finland Finland
France France Gabon Gabon The Gambia Gambia, The Georgia (country) Georgia
Germany Germany Ghana Ghana Greece Greece Grenada Grenada
Guatemala Guatemala Guinea Guinea Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau Guyana Guyana
Haiti Haiti Vatican City Holy See (Vatican City) Honduras Honduras Hungary Hungary
Iceland Iceland India India Indonesia Indonesia Iran Iran
Iraq Iraq Republic of Ireland Ireland Israel Israel Italy Italy
Jamaica Jamaica Japan Japan Jordan Jordan Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
Kenya Kenya Kiribati Kiribati North Korea Korea, North South Korea Korea, South
Kosovo Kosovo[A] Kuwait Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan Laos Laos
Latvia Latvia Lebanon Lebanon Lesotho Lesotho Liberia Liberia
Libya Libya Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Lithuania Lithuania Luxembourg Luxembourg
Republic of Macedonia Macedonia Madagascar Madagascar Malawi Malawi Malaysia Malaysia
Maldives Maldives Mali Mali Malta Malta Marshall Islands Marshall Islands
Mauritania Mauritania Mauritius Mauritius Mexico Mexico Federated States of Micronesia Micronesia, Federated
States of
Moldova Moldova Monaco Monaco Mongolia Mongolia Montenegro Montenegro
Morocco Morocco Mozambique Mozambique Namibia Namibia Nauru Nauru
Nepal Nepal Netherlands Netherlands New Zealand New Zealand Nicaragua Nicaragua
Niger Niger Nigeria Nigeria Norway Norway Oman Oman
Pakistan Pakistan Palau Palau Panama Panama Papua New Guinea Papua New
Guinea
Paraguay Paraguay Peru Peru Philippines Philippines Poland Poland
Portugal Portugal Qatar Qatar Romania Romania Russia Russia
Rwanda Rwanda Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts
and Nevis
Saint Lucia Saint Lucia Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saint Vincent and
the Grenadines
Samoa Samoa San Marino San Marino São Tomé and Príncipe Sao Tome
and Principe
Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
Senegal Senegal Serbia Serbia Seychelles Seychelles Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
Singapore Singapore Slovakia Slovakia Slovenia Slovenia Solomon Islands Solomon Islands
Somalia Somalia South Africa South Africa South Sudan South Sudan Spain Spain
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Sudan Sudan Suriname Suriname Swaziland Swaziland
Sweden Sweden Switzerland Switzerland Syria Syria Tajikistan Tajikistan
Tanzania Tanzania Thailand Thailand East Timor Timor-Leste Togo Togo
Tonga Tonga Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and
Tobago
Tunisia Tunisia Turkey Turkey
Turkmenistan Turkmenistan Tuvalu Tuvalu Uganda Uganda Ukraine Ukraine
United Arab Emirates United
Arab Emirates
United Kingdom United Kingdom United States United States Uruguay Uruguay
Uzbekistan Uzbekistan Vanuatu Vanuatu Venezuela Venezuela Vietnam Vietnam
Yemen Yemen Zambia Zambia Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Others[edit]

This is a list of other places set apart from the list of independent countries. There are two entities in this category:

Flag of entity Name of entity
Taiwan
Taiwan
European Union
European Union

Dependencies and Areas of Special Sovereignty[edit]

This category is a list of places affiliated with another country. They may be subdivided into categories using the country they are affiliated with:

Flag of entity Name of entity
Australia: six entities
Australia
Ashmore and Cartier Islands
Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Coral Sea Islands
Heard Island and McDonald Islands
Christmas Island
Christmas Island
Norfolk Island
Norfolk Island
China: two entities
Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Macau
Macau
Denmark: two entities
Faroe Islands
Faroe Islands
Greenland
Greenland
France: eight entities
France
Clipperton Island
French Southern and Antarctic Lands
New Caledonia
Saint Barthelemy
Saint Martin
French Polynesia
French Polynesia
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Wallis and Futuna
Wallis and Futuna
Netherlands: three entities
Aruba
Aruba
Curaçao
Curacao
Sint Maarten
Sint Maarten
New Zealand: three entities
Cook Islands
Cook Islands
Niue
Niue
Tokelau
Tokelau
Norway: three entities
Norway
Bouvet Island
Jan Mayen
Svalbard
United Kingdom: 17 entities
United Kingdom
Akrotiri
Dhekelia
Anguilla
Anguilla
Bermuda
Bermuda
British Indian Ocean Territory
British Indian Ocean Territory
British Virgin Islands
British Virgin Islands
Cayman Islands
Cayman Islands
Falkland Islands
Falkland Islands
Gibraltar
Gibraltar
Guernsey
Guernsey
Jersey
Jersey
Isle of Man
Isle of Man
Montserrat
Montserrat
Pitcairn Islands
Pitcairn Islands
Saint Helena
Saint Helena, Ascension,
and Tristan da Cunha
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
South Georgia and
South Sandwich Islands
Turks and Caicos Islands
Turks and Caicos Islands
United States: 14 entities
United States
Baker Island[B]
Howland Island[B]
Jarvis Island[B]
Johnston Atoll[B]
Kingman Reef[B]
Midway Islands[B]
Navassa Island
Palmyra Atoll[B]
Wake Island
American Samoa
American Samoa
Guam
Guam
Northern Mariana Islands
Northern Mariana Islands
Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
United States Virgin Islands
Virgin Islands

Miscellaneous[edit]

This category is for Antarctica and places in dispute. There are six entities here:

Other entities[edit]

This category is for the World and the oceans. There are five oceans and the World (the World entry is intended as a summary of the other entries [3]) :

Changes in The World Factbook[edit]

This table lists changes in the entities in the Factbook. Entities that have been added are in green; dropped entities are in red; the flag last used by the entity is shown as well. Entities that have changed their name are in blue; entities that have been redirected and consolidated into another entry are in purple.

Name of entity Date change was made Comments Reference
Antarctica 1988 one of more than 40 entities added to the Factbook in order to provide a complete picture of the world [4]
Arctic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
Indian Ocean
Pacific Ocean
World
Soviet Union 1992 dropped [5]
Yugoslavia
Iraq-Saudi Arabia Neutral Zone
Armenia replaced the Soviet Union in the Factbook
Azerbaijan
Belarus
Estonia
Georgia
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Latvia
Lithuania
Moldova
Russia
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
Ukraine
Uzbekistan
Bosnia and Hercegovina replaced Yugoslavia in the Factbook
Croatia
Macedonia
Serbia and Montenegro[C]
Slovenia
Czechoslovakia 1993 dropped after the country splits into the Czech Republic and Slovakia [6]
Czech Republic added after Czechoslovakia splits
Slovakia
Eritrea added upon independence from Ethiopia
Vatican City renamed Holy See (Vatican City)
Ivory Coast renamed Cote d'Ivoire
Macedonia 1994 renamed The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia [7]
Pacific Islands, Trust Territory of the (Palau) 1995 renamed to Palau [8]
Kazakhstan 1996 renamed Kazakstan; spelling changed [9]
Burkina renamed Burkina Faso
Corsica added
Zaire 1997 renamed Congo, Democratic Republic of the [10]
Congo renamed Congo, Republic of the
Corsica dropped [11]
Western Samoa 1998 renamed Samoa [12]
Kazakstan renamed Kazakhstan; spelling change
Wake Island 1999 renamed Wake Atoll [13]
Wake Atoll 2000 renamed Wake Island [14]
Southern Ocean added
Serbia and Montenegro 2001 renamed Yugoslavia [15]
East Timor January 1, 2002 added [16]
Yugoslavia March 19, 2003 renamed Serbia and Montenegro [17]
Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of November 30, 2004 renamed Macedonia after a November 2004 decision [18] to refer to the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia as such [19]
Akrotiri added because both Akrotiri and Dhekelia are dependencies and not lease areas[20] [21]
Dhekelia [22]
European Union December 16, 2004 added due to the fact the European Union has nation like qualities[20] [23]
Man, Isle of January 10, 2006 renamed Isle of Man [24]
Baker Island March 29, 2006 redirected and consolidated in United States Pacific Island Wildlife Refuges entry[25] [26]
Howland Island [27]
Jarvis Island [28]
Johnston Atoll [29]
Kingman Reef [30]
Midway Islands [31]
Palmyra Atoll [32]
United States Pacific Island Wildlife Refuges a consolidation of the entries for Baker Island, Howland Island, Jarvis Island, Johnston Atoll, Kingman Reef, Midway Islands, and Palmyra Atoll[25] [33]
Serbia and Montenegro June 13, 2006 dropped due to independence of Montenegro[34] [35]
Serbia June 29, 2006 added due to independence of Montenegro[34] [36]
Montenegro [37]
Bassas da India September 7, 2006 consolidated in Iles Eparses entry[38] [39]
Europa Island [23]
Glorioso Islands [40]
Juan de Nova Island [41]
Tromelin Island [42]
Iles Eparses a consolidation of the entries for Bassas da India, Europa Island, Glorioso Islands, Juan de Nova Island, and Tromelin Island[38] [43]
French Guiana January 18, 2007 dropped because the area is now an Overseas region and a part of France proper [44]
Guadeloupe
Martinique
Reunion
Saint Barthelemy July 19, 2007 added due to the fact the area is now an Overseas collectivity of France[45] [46]
Saint Martin [47]
Bassas da India dropped because the area is now part of the Iles Eparses district of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands[45] [48]
Europa Island
Glorioso Islands
Juan de Nova Island
Tromelin Island
Iles Eparses
East Timor renamed Timor-Leste due to a decision of the US Board on Geographic Names (BGN) to use the latter instead of the former[45] [49]
Kosovo[A] February 28, 2008 added[45] [50]
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands September 1, 2009 renamed South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands [51]
Saint Helena January 15, 2010 renamed Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha [52]
Netherlands Antilles October 12, 2010 dropped after the Netherlands Antilles dissolves.[53] [54]
Curacao October 20, 2010 added after the Netherlands Antilles dissolves[53] [55]
Sint Maarten [56]
Mayotte April 8, 2011 dropped because the area is now an Overseas department and a part of France proper[57] [57]
South Sudan July 11, 2011 added following independence from Sudan[58] [59]
Cape Verde January 7, 2014 renamed to Cabo Verde [60]

Notes[edit]

A Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Kosovo. The latter declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. Kosovo's independence has been recognised by 108 out of 193 United Nations member states.

B These entities have been consolidated into the United States Pacific Island Wildlife Refuges entry.[25]

C On April 27, 1992, Serbia and Montenegro, the final two republics of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (SFRY), formed a new nation, the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY).[61][62] Until 2001, the U.S. Government did not recognize the FRY as a state.[63] The U.S. government also decided not to accept the FRY or any the other republics as a successor state to the SFRY.[64]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the CIA World Factbook.

  1. ^ Directorate of Intelligence (2011-07-12). "CIA - World Factbook". Retrieved 2011-07-12. "The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities."  (Archived by WebCite at http://www.webcitation.org/608DXHJ52)
  2. ^ a b Directorate of Intelligence. "The World Factbook - Notes and Definitions: Entities". Retrieved 2008-02-29. 
  3. ^ Central Intelligence Agency (2006-04-05). "Press Release: CIA World Factbook 2006 Now Available". Retrieved 2006-09-25. 
  4. ^ Directorate of Intelligence (1992). "1992 CIA World Factbook: Notes, Definitions, and Abbreviations" (mirror). Retrieved 2006-11-29. "There have been some significant changes in this edition. The Soviet Union Yugoslavia, and the Iraq-Saudi Arabia Neutral Zone have been dropped. All 15 former Soviet republics have been added--Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. Bosnia and Hercegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro, and Slovenia have replaced Yugoslavia." 
  5. ^ Directorate of Intelligence (1993). "1993 CIA World Factbook: Notes, Definitions, and Abbreviations" (mirror). Retrieved 2006-11-29. "Czechoslovakia has been superseded by the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Eritrea gained independence from Ethiopia. The name of the Ivory Coast has been changed to Cote d'Ivoire and the Vatican City became the Holy See." 
  6. ^ Directorate of Intelligence (1994). "1994 CIA World Factbook: Notes, Definitions, and Abbreviations" (mirror). Retrieved 2006-11-29. "The name of Macedonia was changed to The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM)." 
  7. ^ Directorate of Intelligence (1995). "1995 CIA World Factbook: Notes, Definitions, and Abbreviations". Retrieved 2011-07-18. "The Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands became the independent nation of Palau." 
  8. ^ Directorate of Intelligence (1996). "1996 CIA World Factbook: Notes, Definitions, and Abbreviations". Archived from the original on 1997-05-28. Retrieved 2010-10-17. "There is a new entry for Corsica, the spelling of Kazakhstan has been changed to Kazakstan, and the name of Burkina has been changed to Burkina Faso." 
  9. ^ Directorate of Intelligence (1997). "1997 CIA World Factbook: Notes, Definitions, and Abbreviations". Archived from the original on 1998-06-14. Retrieved 2010-10-17. "The country name Zaire has been officially changed to Democratic Republic of the Congo. Congo is now referred to as Republic of the Congo." 
  10. ^ Directorate of Intelligence (1997). "1997 CIA World Factbook: Notes, Definitions, and Abbreviations - Entities". Archived from the original on 1998-06-14. Retrieved 2010-10-17. "16 French dependencies--Bassas da India, Clipperton Island, Europa Island, French Guiana, French Polynesia, French Southern and Antarctic Lands, Glorioso Islands, Guadeloupe, Juan de Nova Island, Martinique, Mayotte, New Caledonia, Reunion, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Tromelin Island, Wallis and Futuna"  - Since Corsica is not listed in the Entities section of the Notes and Definitions, it is assumed that Corsica was dropped.
  11. ^ Directorate of Intelligence (1998). "1998 CIA World Factbook: Notes, Definitions, and Abbreviations" (mirror). Retrieved 2006-11-29. "The country name Western Samoa has been changed to Samoa. The spelling of Kazakhstan includes the letter "h" once again; the spelling Kazakstan is no longer used." 
  12. ^ Directorate of Intelligence (1999). "1999 CIA World Factbook: Notes, Definitions, and Abbreviations". Archived from the original on 2000-08-15. Retrieved 2010-10-17. "The name Wake Island has been officially changed to Wake Atoll." 
  13. ^ Directorate of Intelligence (2000). "2000 CIA World Factbook: Notes, Definitions, and Abbreviations". Archived from the original on 2001-09-12. Retrieved 2010-10-17. "There is a new 'country profile' on the Southern Ocean. The name Wake Atoll has been officially changed back to Wake Island." 
  14. ^ Directorate of Intelligence (2001). "2001 CIA World Factbook: Notes, Definitions, and Abbreviations". Archived from the original on 2002-08-03. Retrieved 2010-10-17. "The entity of Serbia and Montenegro is now officially known as Yugoslavia." 
  15. ^ Directorate of Intelligence (2002). "2002 CIA World Factbook: Notes, Definitions, and Abbreviations". Archived from the original on 2002-11-07. Retrieved 2010-10-17. "There is a new country profile on East Timor..." 
  16. ^ Directorate of Intelligence (2003-03-19). "CIA - The World Factbook 2002: What's new". Archived from the original on 2003-04-08. Retrieved 2010-10-17. "Yugoslavia has been renamed Serbia and Montenegro as of 4 February 2003." 
  17. ^ Staff reporter (2004-11-04). "US snubs Greece over Macedonia". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2006-11-29. "Greece has protested strongly at a decision by the US to refer to the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) simply as "Macedonia"." 
  18. ^ Directorate of Intelligence (2004-11-30). "2004 CIA World Factbook: Macedonia". Archived from the original on 2004-12-07. Retrieved 2010-10-17. 
  19. ^ a b Directorate of Intelligence (2004-12-16). "CIA - The World Factbook 2004: What's new". Archived from the original on 2004-12-28. Retrieved 2010-10-17. "Recent confirmation that the United Kingdom Government administers the Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia on Cyprus as dependencies (and not as lease areas like the US Guantanamo Bay Naval Station in Cuba) has required a changing of their status and their addition to the Factbook as new entities. In addition, the European Union has been included as an "Other" entity at the end of the listing." 
  20. ^ Directorate of Intelligence (2004-11-30). "2004 CIA World Factbook: Akrotiri". Archived from the original on 2004-12-04. Retrieved 2010-10-17. 
  21. ^ Directorate of Intelligence (2004-11-30). "2004 CIA World Factbook: Dhekelia". Archived from the original on 2004-12-04. Retrieved 2010-10-17. 
  22. ^ a b Directorate of Intelligence (2004-12-16). "2004 CIA World Factbook: European Union". Archived from the original on 2004-12-28. Retrieved 2010-10-17. 
  23. ^ Directorate of Intelligence (2006-01-10). "CIA - The World Factbook 2005: Isle of Man". Archived from the original on 2006-01-26. Retrieved 2010-10-17. 
  24. ^ a b c Directorate of Intelligence (2006-04-04). "CIA - The World Factbook 2006: Notes and Definitions: Entities". Archived from the original on 2006-04-07. Retrieved 2009-11-03. "14 US - American Samoa, Baker Island*, Guam, Howland Island*, Jarvis Island*, Johnston Atoll*, Kingman Reef*, Midway Islands*, Navassa Island, Northern Mariana Islands, Palmyra Atoll*, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Wake Island (* consolidated in United States Pacific Island Wildlife Refuges entry)" 
  25. ^ Directorate of Intelligence (2006-03-29). "CIA - The World Factbook 2006: Baker Island". Archived from the original on 2006-04-07. Retrieved 2010-10-17. 
  26. ^ Directorate of Intelligence (2006-03-29). "CIA - The World Factbook 2006: Howland Island". Archived from the original on 2006-04-07. Retrieved 2010-10-17. 
  27. ^ Directorate of Intelligence (2006-03-29). "CIA - The World Factbook 2006: Jarvis Island". Archived from the original on 2006-04-07. Retrieved 2010-10-17. 
  28. ^ Directorate of Intelligence (2006-03-29). "CIA - The World Factbook 2006: Johnston Atoll". Archived from the original on 2006-04-07. Retrieved 2010-10-17. 
  29. ^ Directorate of Intelligence (2006-03-29). "CIA - The World Factbook 2006: Kingman Reef". Archived from the original on 2006-04-07. Retrieved 2010-10-17. 
  30. ^ Directorate of Intelligence (2006-03-29). "CIA - The World Factbook 2006: Midway Islands". Archived from the original on 2006-04-07. Retrieved 2010-10-17. 
  31. ^ Directorate of Intelligence (2006-03-29). "CIA - The World Factbook 2006: Palmyra Atoll". Archived from the original on 2006-04-07. Retrieved 2010-10-17. 
  32. ^ Directorate of Intelligence (2006-03-29). "CIA - The World Factbook 2006: United States Pacific Island Wildlife Refuges". Archived from the original on 2006-04-06. Retrieved 2010-10-17. 
  33. ^ a b Directorate of Intelligence (2006-07-11). "CIA - The World Factbook 2006: What's New". Archived from the original on 2006-07-13. Retrieved 2010-10-17. "The successful secession referendum held in Montenegro in May 2006 allowed it to legally leave its union with Serbia the following month. These two Balkan countries have now been formally recognized and are listed separately in the Factbook." 
  34. ^ Directorate of Intelligence (2006-06-13). "CIA - The World Factbook 2006: Serbia and Montenegro". Archived from the original on 2006-06-15. Retrieved 2010-10-17. 
  35. ^ Directorate of Intelligence (2006-06-29). "CIA - The World Factbook 2006: Serbia". Archived from the original on 2006-07-02. Retrieved 2010-10-17. 
  36. ^ Directorate of Intelligence (2006-06-29). "CIA - The World Factbook 2006: Montenegro". Archived from the original on 2006-07-05. Retrieved 2010-10-17. 
  37. ^ a b Directorate of Intelligence (2006-12-19). "CIA - The World Factbook 2006: Notes and Definitions: Entities". Retrieved 2011-07-17. "16 France - Bassas da India*, Clipperton Island, Europa Island*, French Guiana, French Polynesia, French Southern and Antarctic Lands, Glorioso Islands*, Guadeloupe, Juan de Nova Island*, Martinique, Mayotte, New Caledonia, Reunion, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Tromelin Island*, Wallis and Futuna (* consolidated in Iles Eparses entry)" 
  38. ^ Directorate of Intelligence (2006-09-07). "CIA - The World Factbook 2006: Bassas da India". Retrieved 2011-07-17. 
  39. ^ Directorate of Intelligence (2006-09-07). "CIA - The World Factbook 2006: Glorioso Islands". Retrieved 2011-07-17. 
  40. ^ Directorate of Intelligence (2006-09-07). "CIA - The World Factbook 2006: Juan de Nova Island". Retrieved 2011-07-17. 
  41. ^ Directorate of Intelligence (2006-09-07). "CIA - The World Factbook 2006: Tromelin Island". Retrieved 2011-07-17. 
  42. ^ Directorate of Intelligence (2006-09-07). "CIA - The World Factbook 2006: Iles Eparses". Retrieved 2011-07-17. 
  43. ^ Directorate of Intelligence (2007-06-19). "CIA - The World Factbook 2007: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Why has The World Factbook dropped the four French departments of Guadeloupe, Martinique, Reunion, and French Guiana?". Retrieved 2011-07-18. "The reason the four entities are no longer in The World Factbook is because their status has changed. While they are overseas departments of France, they are also now recognized as French regions, having equal status to the 22 metropolitan regions that make up European France." 
  44. ^ a b c d Directorate of Intelligence (2008-02-28). "CIA - The World Factbook 2008: What's New". Retrieved 2011-07-17. "The US Board on Geographic Names (BGN) now recognizes Timor-Leste as the short form name for East Timor; its description may be found under this new designation. France's overseas possessions have been reorganized. The five former entities of Bassas da India, Europa Island, Glorioso Islands, Juan de Nova Island, and Tromelin Island, previously grouped as Iles Eparses (Scattered Islands), now constitute a district of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands. Additionally, the islands of St. Barthelemy and St. Martin, formerly a part of the French overseas region of Guadeloupe, now make up separate overseas collectivities and have their own Factbook entries. Finally, a new Kosovo entry has been added." 
  45. ^ Directorate of Intelligence (2007-07-19). "CIA - The World Factbook 2007: Saint Barthelemy". Retrieved 2011-07-17. 
  46. ^ Directorate of Intelligence (2007-07-19). "CIA - The World Factbook 2007: Saint Martin". Retrieved 2011-07-17. 
  47. ^ Directorate of Intelligence (2007-07-19). "CIA - The World Factbook 2007: French Southern and Antarctic Lands". Retrieved 2011-07-17. 
  48. ^ Directorate of Intelligence (2007-07-19). "CIA - The World Factbook 2007: Timor-Leste". Retrieved 2011-07-17. 
  49. ^ Directorate of Intelligence (2008-02-28). "The World Factbook - Kosovo". Retrieved 2011-07-07. 
  50. ^ Directorate of Intelligence (2009-09-01). "The World Factbook 2009 - South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands". Retrieved 2011-07-07. 
  51. ^ Directorate of Intelligence (2010-01-15). "CIA - The World Factbook 2010: Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha". Retrieved 2011-07-17. 
  52. ^ a b Directorate of Intelligence (2010-10-22). "World Factbook Updates - October 22, 2010". Retrieved 2010-10-23. "The dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles has resulted in two new World Factbook entries: the autonomous entities of Curacao and Sint Maarten (the remaining three islands - Bonaire, Saba, and Sint Eustatius - have joined the Netherlands as special municipalities). The number of entities in The World Factbook now stands at 267."  (Archived by WebCite at http://www.webcitation.org/5th2lSDR7)
  53. ^ Directorate of Intelligence (2010-10-12). "CIA - The World Factbook 2010: Netherlands Antilles". Retrieved 2010-10-22.  (Archived by WebCite at http://www.webcitation.org/5tg9OIPKi)
  54. ^ Directorate of Intelligence (2010-10-20). "The World Factbook - Curacao". Retrieved 2010-10-22.  (Archived by WebCite at http://www.webcitation.org/5tg9oCW4Y)
  55. ^ Directorate of Intelligence (2010-10-20). "The World Factbook - Sint Maarten". Retrieved 2010-10-22.  (Archived by WebCite at http://www.webcitation.org/5tgA0OSbl)
  56. ^ a b Directorate of Intelligence (2011-04-08). "World Factbook Updates - April 8, 2011". Retrieved 2011-04-11. "The Indian Ocean island entity of Mayotte became an overseas department of France on 31 March. The change in status makes it an integral part of France and so its description is now included in the France country profile of The World Factbook."  (Archived by WebCite at http://www.webcitation.org/5xpDpGjbr)
  57. ^ Directorate of Intelligence (2011-07-12). "World Factbook Updates - July 12, 2011". Retrieved 2011-07-12. "South Sudan became the world's 195th country following separation from Sudan on 9 July 2011." 
  58. ^ Directorate of Intelligence (2011-07-11). "The World Factbook - South Sudan". Retrieved 2011-07-12.  (Archived by WebCite at http://www.webcitation.org/5tg9oCW4Y)
  59. ^ Directorate of Intelligence (2014-01-07). "The World Factbook: Cabo Verde". Retrieved 2014-01-18.  (Archived by WebCite at http://www.webcitation.org/6MjBNW9o0)
  60. ^ Serbia Info. "History of Serbia:The Break-up of SFR Yugoslavia (1991 - 1995)". Archived from the original on 2007-12-22. Retrieved 2008-03-08. "Serbia and Montenegro opted to stay on in the federation and at the combined session of the parliaments of Yugoslavia, Serbia and Montenegro held on April 27, 1992 in Belgrade, the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was passed thus reaffirming the continuity of the state first founded on December 1st 1918." 
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