the National Geographic Society


The National Geographic Society, headquartered in Washington, D.C., United States, is one of the largest nonprofit scientific and educational institutions in the world.

The United States of America, commonly referred to as the United States or America, is a country composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.

Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as "Washington", "the District", or simply "D.C.", is the capital of the United States.

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Its interests include geography, archaeology and natural science, the promotion of environmental and historical conservation, and the study of world culture and history.

Natural science is a branch of science concerned with the description, prediction, and understanding of natural phenomena, based on observational and empirical evidence.

Geography is a field of science devoted to the study of the lands, the features, the inhabitants, and the phenomena of Earth.

Archaeology, or archeology, is the study of human activity through the recovery and analysis of material culture.

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The National Geographic Society’s logo is a yellow portrait frame – rectangular in shape – which appears on the margins surrounding the front covers of its magazines and as its television channel logo.


It also operates a website that features extra content and worldwide events.


A significant change was announced by National Geographic Society and 21st Century Fox on September 9, 2015.


The two organizations revealed an "expanded joint venture" that would re-organize the Society's media properties and publications into a new company known as National Geographic Partners.


The agreement, to be finalized in mid-November 2015, will make National Geographic magazines and the Society's cable networks a for-profit venture to be 73% owned by 21st Century Fox, a conventional for-profit corporation.


National Geographic Society will continue as a non-profit, however, with an enhanced endowment.

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