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The World Factbook: Statistics and Analysis for Every Country on the Planet

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The World Factbook, produced annually by the CIA, has become the ultimate, authoritative source for information on all nations of the world. It provides current data for more than 250 countries and territories, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.

Topics addressed include the political climate, natural resources, environment, population, ethnic groups, GDP, agriculture, industries, defense expenditures, literacy rate, religion, legal system, and much more. Key data are grouped under ...

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Overview

The World Factbook, produced annually by the CIA, has become the ultimate, authoritative source for information on all nations of the world. It provides current data for more than 250 countries and territories, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.

Topics addressed include the political climate, natural resources, environment, population, ethnic groups, GDP, agriculture, industries, defense expenditures, literacy rate, religion, legal system, and much more. Key data are grouped under the headings of geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues. The World Factbook also contains a multitude of maps -- one of each country and others for key territories. In addition, readers will find handy appendixes on international organizations, international environmental agreements, and a cross-referenced list of geographic names. The World Factbook provides the indispensable reference for individuals possessing a curiosity or concern about the world in which we live.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780760783023
  • Publisher: Barnes & Noble
  • Publication date: 8/18/2006
  • Pages: 836
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Notes and Definitions vii
Guide to Country Profiles xxx
A
Afghanistan 1
Albania 4
Algeria 6
American Samoa 9
Andorra 11
Angola 13
Anguilla 15
Antarctica 17
Antigua and Barbuda 19
Arctic Ocean 22
Argentina 22
Armenia 25
Aruba 28
Ashmore and Cartier Islands 30
Atlantic Ocean 31
Australia 32
Austria 34
Azerbaijan 37
B
Bahamas, The 40
Bahrain 42
Baker Island 44
Bangladesh 45
Barbados 47
Bassas da India 49
Belarus 50
Belgium 53
Belize 55
Benin 58
Bermuda 60
Bhutan 62
Bolivia 64
Bosnia and Herzegovina 67
Botswana 70
Bouvet Island 72
Brazil 73
British Indian Ocean Territory 76
British Virgin Islands 77
Brunei 79
Bulgaria 81
Burkina Faso 84
Burma 86
Burundi 89
C
Cambodia 91
Cameroon 94
Canada 97
Cape Verde 100
Cayman Islands 102
Central African Republic 104
Chad 106
Chile 109
China (also see separate Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan entries) 112
Christmas Island 115
Clipperton Island 117
Cocos (Keeling) Islands 117
Colombia 119
Comoros 121
Congo, Democratic Republic of the 124
Congo, Republic of the 126
Cook Islands 129
Coral Sea Islands 131
Costa Rica 131
Cote d'Ivoire 134
Croatia 136
Cuba 139
Cyprus 142
Czech Republic 145
D
Denmark 148
Djibouti 150
Dominica 152
Dominican Republic 154
E
East Timor 157
Ecuador 159
Egypt 161
El Salvador 164
Equatorial Guinea 166
Eritrea 169
Estonia 171
Ethiopia 173
Europa Island 176
F
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) 177
Faroe Islands 179
Fiji 181
Finland 183
France 186
French Guiana 189
French Polynesia 191
French Southern and Antarctic Lands 193
G
Gabon 194
Gambia, The 196
Gaza Strip 198
Georgia 200
Germany 203
Ghana 206
Gibraltar 208
Glorioso Islands 210
Greece 211
Greenland 213
Grenada 215
Guadeloupe 217
Guam 219
Guatemala 221
Guernsey 224
Guinea 226
Guinea-Bissau 228
Guyana 230
H
Haiti 233
Heard Island and McDonald Islands 235
Holy See (Vatican City) 236
Honduras 238
Hong Kong 240
Howland Island 243
Hungary 244
I
Iceland 246
India 249
Indian Ocean 252
Indonesia 253
Iran 256
Iraq 258
Ireland 261
Israel (also see separate Gaza Strip and West Bank entries) 263
Italy 266
J
Jamaica 269
Jan Mayen 271
Japan 272
Jarvis Island 275
Jersey 276
Johnston Atoll 277
Jordan 278
Juan de Nova Island 281
K
Kazakhstan 282
Kenya 285
Kingman Reef 287
Kiribati 288
Korea, North 290
Korea, South 293
Kuwait 295
Kyrgyzstan 298
L
Laos 300
Latvia 303
Lebanon 305
Lesotho 308
Liberia 310
Libya 313
Liechtenstein 315
Lithuania 317
Luxembourg 320
M
Macau 322
Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of 324
Madagascar 326
Malawi 329
Malaysia 331
Maldives 334
Mali 336
Malta 338
Man, Isle of 340
Marshall Islands 342
Martinique 344
Mauritania 346
Mauritius 348
Mayotte 351
Mexico 353
Micronesia, Federated States of 356
Midway Islands 358
Moldova 359
Monaco 361
Mongolia 363
Montserrat 365
Morocco 367
Mozambique 370
N
Namibia 373
Nauru 375
Navassa Island 377
Nepal 378
Netherlands 380
Netherlands Antilles 383
New Caledonia 385
New Zealand 387
Nicaragua 390
Niger 392
Nigeria 395
Niue 397
Norfolk Island 399
Northern Mariana Islands 401
Norway 403
O
Oman 406
P
Pacific Ocean 408
Pakistan 409
Palau 412
Palmyra Atoll 414
Panama 415
Papua New Guinea 417
Paracel Islands 420
Paraguay 420
Peru 423
Philippines 425
Pitcairn Islands 428
Poland 430
Portugal 433
Puerto Rico 436
Q
Qatar 438
R
Reunion 440
Romania 442
Russia 445
Rwanda 449
S
Saint Helena 452
Saint Kitts and Nevis 453
Saint Lucia 455
Saint Pierre and Miquelon 457
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 459
Samoa 462
San Marino 464
Sao Tome and Principe 466
Saudi Arabia 468
Senegal 470
Serbia and Montenegro 472
Seychelles 475
Sierra Leone 477
Singapore 480
Slovakia 482
Slovenia 485
Solomon Islands 487
Somalia 489
South Africa 492
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands 495
Southern Ocean 496
Spain 497
Spratly Islands 500
Sri Lanka 501
Sudan 503
Suriname 506
Svalbard 509
Swaziland 510
Sweden 512
Switzerland 515
Syria 517
T
Taiwan entry follows Zimbabwe
Tajikistan 520
Tanzania 523
Thailand 525
Togo 528
Tokelau 530
Tonga 532
Trinidad and Tobago 534
Tromelin Island 536
Tunisia 537
Turkey 539
Turkmenistan 542
Turks and Caicos Islands 545
Tuvalu 546
U
Uganda 548
Ukraine 551
United Arab Emirates 555
United Kingdom 557
United States 561
Uruguay 564
Uzbekistan 567
V
Vanuatu 569
Vatican City (see Holy See)
Venezuela 571
Vietnam 574
Virgin Islands 577
W
Wake Island 579
Wallis and Futuna 580
West Bank 581
Western Sahara 583
World 585
Y
Yemen 587
Z
Zambia 590
Zimbabwe 592
Taiwan 595
Appendixes
A Abbreviations 598
B International Organizations and Groups 606
C Selected International Environmental Agreements 642
D Cross-Reference List of Country Data Codes 650
E Cross-Reference List of Hydrographic Data Codes 658
F Cross-Reference List of Geographic Names 659
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