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National Basic Intelligence

FACTESOOK

January 1980

Supersedes the July 1979 edition,
copies of which should be destroyed.

For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office
Washington, D.C. 20402
Stock Number 041-015-00124-8

The National Basic Intelligence Factbook, a compilation of political entities worldwide, is produced semiannually by the Central Intelligence Agency with contributions provided by various components of the Central Intelligence Agency, the Defense Intelligence Agency, and the Department of State. Comments and requests (by government users) for additional copies may be addressed to:

Director of Public Affairs
Central Intelligence Agency
Washington, D.C., 20505
(703) 351-7676

CONTENTS

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Abbreviations for International Organizations .......................................................... x

Commodity Organizations............................................................................................ xi

United Nations (U.N.): Structure and Related Agencies ........................................ xii

Metric Conversions ............... - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ---------------------------------------- xiii

Explanatory Notes ...................................................................................................... xiv

—A—

Abu Dhabi (see UNITED ARAB EMIRATES)

AFGHANISTAN .......................................................................................................... l

‘Ajman (see UNITED ARAB EMIRATES)

ALBANIA ...................................................................................................................... 2

AlGERIA ...................................................................................................................... 3

ANDORRA .................................................................................................................. 4

ANGOLA .................................................................................................................... 5

Anguilla (see ST. CHRISTOPHER-NEVIS)

ANTIGUA .................................................................................................................... 6

ARGENTINA ................................................................................................................ 7

AUSTRALIA .................................................................................................................. 8

AUSTRIA ...................................................................................................................... 10

Azores (see PORTUGAL)

—B—

BAHAMAS, THE ........................................................................................................ | |

BAHRAIN .................................................................................................................... 12

Balearic Islands (see SPAIN)

BANGLADESH ............................................................................................................ 13

BARBADOS .................................................................................................................. 14

BELGIUM .................................................................................................................... 15

BEll2F ... 17

BENIN .......................................................................................................................... 18

BERMUDA .................................................................................................................... 19

BHUTAN ...................................................................................................................... 20

BOLIVIA ...................................................................................................................... 21

Bophuthatswana (see SOUTH AFRICA)

BOTSWANA ................................................................................................................ 22

BRAZIL. ... 23

British Honduras (see BELIZE)

British Solomon Islands (see SOLOMON ISLANDS)

BRUNEl ........................................................................................................................ 24

BULGARIA .................................................................................................................. 25

BURMA ........................................................................................................................ 27

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