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INTERPOL has its headquarters in ______
1. Germany
2. France
3. Switzerland
4. Spain

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Correct Answer - Option 2 : France

The correct answer is France.

The International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL)

  • The International Criminal Police Organisation (INTERPOL) is an international organization that facilitates worldwide police cooperation and crime control.
  • It originated with the first International Criminal Police Congress in 1914, which brought officials from 24 countries to discuss cooperation on law enforcement matters.
  • It was founded in 1923 as the International Criminal Police Commission (ICPC).
  • In 1946, after the end of World War II, the organization was revived as the International Criminal Police Organization (ICPO) by officials from Belgium, France, Scandinavia, and the UK.
  • In 1956, the ICPC adopted a new constitution and the name INTERPOL.
  • It is headquartered in Lyon, France. Hence, Option 2 is correct.
  • It has seven regional bureaus worldwide and a National Central Bureau (NCB) in all 194 member states, making it the world’s largest police organization.
  • India has been a member since 1956.
  • India maintains NCB which serves as the national platform for cooperation between domestic law enforcement units and the international police community.
  • The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is designated as the National Central Bureau of India.

France

  • Capital: Paris
  • Currency: Euro
  • President: Emmanuel Macron 
Germany
  • Capital: Berlin
  • Currency: Euro
  • Chancellor: Olaf Scholz
Switzerland
  • Currency: Swiss franc
  • Continent: Europe
Spain
  • Capital: Madrid
  • Currency: Euro

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