Midway Islands Dependency status

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Dependency status: unincorporated territory of the US; formerly administered from Washington, DC, by the US Navy; on 31 October 1996, through a presidential executive order, the jurisdiction and control of the atoll was transferred to the Fish and Wildlife Service of the US Department of the Interior as part of the National Wildlife Refuge System

Definition: This entry describes the formal relationship between a particular nonindependent entity and an independent state.

Source: CIA World Factbook - This page was last updated on July 9, 2017

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