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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