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The CIA World Factbook (CIA World Factbook)by Central Intelligence Agency
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, The CIA World Factbook 2009 offers complete and up-to-date information on the worlds nations. This all-inclusive reference guide has been updated for 2009 with detailed information on politics, populations, military expenditures, economics, and much more. It includes:
Useful maps with new geopolitical data
Details on prominent political parties, and contact information for diplomatic consultation
A full description of the population of each country, with information on literacy rates, HIV prevalence, and age structure
A complete economic overview, from household income to gross domestic product
Information on transportation and communication infrastructure.
New data on military expenditures and capabilities
User-friendly headings, sub-headings, an index, and a list of physical coordinates of major places for easy reading
There are also appendices offering useful abbreviations, a list of international organizations and groups, international environmental agreements, the conversion of weights and measures, and more. Originally intended for use by government officials, this amazingly useful reference guide is a must for every student, traveler, journalist, and businessperson.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, this factbook is full of complete and up-to-date information on the world's countries. This all-inclusive reference guide has been updated for 2009 with detailed information on politics, populations, and more. 160 b&w illustrations.
A country-by-country guide to the world--the product of 67 years of CIA intelligence.
About the Author
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), established in 1947, is a civilian intelligence agency of the United States government responsible for providing national security intelligence to senior United States policymakers.
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