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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.

Contents

List of entitiesEdit

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 countriesEdit

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

OthersEdit

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
 
European Union

Dependencies and Areas of Special SovereigntyEdit

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

MiscellaneousEdit

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

Other entitiesEdit

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 FactbookEdit

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 [40]
Glorioso Islands [41]
Juan de Nova Island [42]
Tromelin Island [43]
Iles Eparses a consolidation of the entries for Bassas da India, Europa Island, Glorioso Islands, Juan de Nova Island, and Tromelin Island[38] [44]
French Guiana January 18, 2007 dropped because the area is now an Overseas region and a part of France proper [45]
Guadeloupe
Martinique
Reunion
Saint Barthelemy July 19, 2007 added due to the fact the area is now an Overseas collectivity of France[46] [47]
Saint Martin [48]
Bassas da India dropped because the area is now part of the Iles Eparses district of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands[46] [49]
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[46] [50]
Kosovo[A] February 28, 2008 added[46] [51]
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands September 1, 2009 renamed South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands [52]
Saint Helena January 15, 2010 renamed Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha [53]
Netherlands Antilles October 12, 2010 dropped after the Netherlands Antilles dissolves.[54] [55]
Curacao October 20, 2010 added after the Netherlands Antilles dissolves[54] [56]
Sint Maarten [57]
Mayotte April 8, 2011 dropped because the area is now an Overseas department and a part of France proper[58] [58]
South Sudan July 11, 2011 added following independence from Sudan[59] [60]
Cape Verde January 7, 2014 renamed to Cabo Verde [61]
Swaziland May 25, 2018 renamed to Eswatini [62][63]
Macedonia February 19, 2019 renamed to North Macedonia [64][65]

NotesEdit

A Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the Brussels Agreement. Kosovo has been recognized as an independent state by 112 out of 193 United Nations member states, while 10 states have recognized Kosovo only to later withdraw their recognition.

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).[66][67] Until 2001, the U.S. Government did not recognize the FRY as a state.[68] The U.S. government also decided not to accept the FRY or any the other republics as a successor state to the SFRY.[69]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  This article incorporates public domain material from the CIA World Factbook website https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html.

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  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.
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  13. ^ Directorate of Intelligence (2000). "2000 CIA World Factbook: Notes, Definitions, and Abbreviations". 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". Retrieved 2010-10-17. The entity of Serbia and Montenegro is now officially known as Yugoslavia.
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  44. ^ 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?". Archived from the original on July 10, 2007. 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.
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