World Factbook

The Central Intelligence Agency's World Factbook provides brief information on the history, geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 countries and regions around world.

The CIA's World Factbook also contains several appendices and maps of major world regions, which are located at the very end of the publication. The appendices cover abbreviations, international organizations and groups, selected international environmental agreements, weights and measures, cross-reference lists of country and hydrographic data codes, and geographic names.

For maps, it provides a country map for each country entry and a total of 12 regional reference maps that display the physical features and political boundaries of each world region. It also includes a pull-out Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World, a Political Map of the World, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map.

Who should read The World Factbook? It is a great one-stop reference for anyone looking for an expansive body of international data on world statistics, and has been a must-have publication for:

  • US Government officials and diplomats
  • News organizations and researchers
  • Corporations and geographers
  • Teachers, professors, librarians, and students
  • Anyone who travels abroad or who is interested in foreign countries

Best Selling World Factbook Publications

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World Factbook 2013-14, 51st Edition

World Factbook 2013-14

By: Central Intelligence Agency

GPO Stock # 041-015-00311-9 ISBN: 9780160921957

The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. Reference tab includes: maps of the major world...

Price: $86.00
The World Factbook 2012

The World Factbook 2012-13

By: Central Intelligence Agency

GPO Stock # 041-015-00284-8 ISBN: 9780160911422

This 50th anniversary edition of the perennial best-seller from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) provides brief information on the geography, people, government, economy, communications, and defense of countries and regions around the world...

Price: $83.00
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The World Factbook, 2010

By: Central Intelligence Agency, Office of Public Affairs

GPO Stock # 041-015-00271-6 ISBN: 9780160864629

In general, information available as of January 1, 2010 was used in the preparation of this edition. Provides brief information on the geography, people, government, economy, communications, and defense of countries and regions around the world....

Price: $80.00
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World Factbook 2009

By: Central Intelligence Agency

GPO Stock # 041-015-00267-8 ISBN: 9780160845871

In general, information available as of January 1, 2009 was used in the preparation of this edition. Provides brief information on the geography, people, government, economy, communications, and defense of countries and regions around the world....

Price: $40.50
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The World Factbook, 2008

By: Central Intelligence Agency, Office of Public Affairs

GPO Stock # 041-015-00263-5 ISBN: 9780160829697

In general, information available as of January 1, 2008 was used in the preparation of this edition. Provides brief information on the geography, people, government, economy, communications, and defense of countries and regions around the world....

Price: $20.00
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World Factbook 2007

By: Central Intelligence Agency, Office of Public Affairs

GPO Stock # 041-015-00254-6 ISBN: 9780160785801

In general, information available as of January 1, 2007 was used in the preparation of this edition. Provides brief information on the geography, people, government, economy, communications, and defense of countries and regions around the world....

Price: $26.00
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