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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
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The World Factbook 2016-17

The World Factbook 2016-17

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The World Factbook 2014-2015

The World Factbook 2014-2015

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The World Factbook 2012-13

The World Factbook 2012-13

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The World Factbook, 2010

The World Factbook, 2010

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World Factbook 2009

World Factbook 2009

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The World Factbook, 2008

The World Factbook, 2008

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World Factbook 2007

World Factbook 2007

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