United States Department of State
Seal of the department
Flag of the department
|Formed||July 27, 1789|
|Jurisdiction||U.S. federal government|
|Headquarters||Harry S Truman Building|
2201 C Street
Northwest, Washington, D.C., U.S.
|Employees||13,885 Foreign Service employees|
10,171 Civil Service employees
49,734 local employees
|Annual budget||$47.5 billion (FY 2015; including $26.5 billion for State and $21.0 billion for international assistance)|
The United States Department of State, often referred to as the State Department, is the Cabinet-level foreign policy agency of the United States government, similar to foreign ministries, foreign offices, ministries of external relations, etc. in other countries. It is administered by the Secretary of State.