The World Factbook

The World Factbook

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The World Factbook, produced annually by the CIA, has become the ultimate, authoritative source of information on all the nations of the world. It provides current data for more than 250 countries and territories, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. Potomac Books publishes a commercial version of The World Factbookin order to extend the limited audience reached by the CIA's own publication. This current Potomac Books edition is identified by the year 2007, following the pattern used in our other annual publications. The CIA completes its volume late each year, and Potomac Books republishes it the following year. 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 Factbookalso contains maps of each country and others for key territories. In addition, readers will find handy appendixes on international organizations and groups, international environmental agreements, and a cross-referenced list of geographic names. The World Factbookprovides the indispensable reference for curious individuals concerned about a rapidly changing world.Life expectancy at birth: total population: 71 .97 years male: 70.67 years female: 73.34 years (2006 est.) ... the Palestinian JAWAL company provides cellular services international: country code - 970 Radio broadcast stations: AM 0, FM 8, shortwave 0 (2005) ... II Accord and the 23 October 1998 Wye River Memorandum; GIA has been largely closed since October 2000 by Israeli orders and its runway wasanbsp;...

Title:The World Factbook
Publisher:Potomac Books - 2007


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