This glossary is compiled from The 1997 World Factbook, in the version made available by The Gutenberg Project.
The World Factbook is prepared by the Central Intelligence Agency for the use of US Government officials, and the style, format, coverage, and content are designed to meet their specific requirements. Information was provided by the American Geophysical Union, Bureau of the Census, Central Intelligence Agency, Defense Intelligence Agency, Defense Nuclear Agency, Department of State, Foreign Broadcast Information Service, Maritime Administration, National Imagery and Mapping Agency, National Maritime Intelligence Center, National Science Foundation (Antarctic Sciences Section), Office of Insular Affairs, US Board on Geographic Names, US Coast Guard, and other public and private sources.
The Factbook is in the public domain. For glossary building is is an excellent source for geographical and political terms. Below is an excerpt of the glossary:
List of General Glossaries
List of Glossaries
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