CIA The World Factbook

Do you need to know the population of Lesotho, the natural hazards in Afghanistan or the ethnic mix of Germany then the CIA Factbook is for you.   The World Factbook is a brilliant intelligence resource compiled by the the American Central Intelligence Agency for foreign policy makers.  It lists demographic, government, military, economic , communication and geographic information on 165 countries.  Nations are searchable by a drop-down menu.  It is ideal for school projects on different countries of the world.

The first unclassified version of the Factbook was printed in June 1971 but a public version was not available until 1975.  It was first published on the Internet in 1997 and is now not available in print form.

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