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CIA World Factbook

Summary: The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.

Main Points: The World Factbook is prepared by the Central Intelligence Agency for the use of US Government officials, and the style, format, coverage, and content are designed to meet their specific requirements.

Information is provided by:

·        Antarctic Information Program (National Science Foundation),

·        Armed Forces Medical Intelligence Center (Department of Defense),

·        Bureau of the Census (Department of Commerce),

·        Bureau of Labor Statistics (Department of Labor),

·        Central Intelligence Agency,

·        Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs,

·        Defense Intelligence Agency (Department of Defense),

·        Department of Energy,

·        Department of State,

·        Fish and Wildlife Service (Department of the Interior),

·        Maritime Administration (Department of Transportation),

·        National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (Department of Defense),

·        Naval Facilities Engineering Command (Department of Defense),

·        Office of Insular Affairs (Department of the Interior),

·        Office of Naval Intelligence (Department of Defense),

·        US Board on Geographic Names (Department of the Interior),

·        US Transportation Command (Department of Defense),

·        Oil & Gas Journal, and other public and private sources.

Access to database: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/

Source: The World Factbook 2013-14. Washington, DC: Central Intelligence Agency, 2013

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html

Page Created By:  Madina Junussova. The content presented on this page is drawn directly from the source(s) cited above, and consists of direct quotations or close paraphrases. This material does not necessarily reflect the official view of the publishing organization.


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