CIA World Factbook 2012 - Central Intelligence Agency

CIA World Factbook 2012

By Central Intelligence Agency

  • Release Date: 2012-01-01
  • Genre: Almanacs & Yearbooks


The CIA World Factbook is a reference resource produced by the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States with almanac-style information about the countries of the world. It provides a summary of the demographics, geography, communications, government, economy, and military of US-recognized countries, dependencies, and other areas in the world. This complete electronic edition is designed for optimal navigation on iPad and other mobile electronic devices. 


Complete (unabridged) edition. 
Maps, history, climate, population, religion, government, US diplomatic representation, economy, natural resources, communications, transportation, military - all essential information for over 270 countries, dependencies, and other areas in the world at your finger tips. 
Flags of the World 
List of Abbreviations 
List of International Organizations and Groups 
List of International Environmental Agreements 
Cross-Reference List of Country Data Codes 
Cross-Reference List of Hydrographic Data Codes 
Cross-Reference List of Geographic Names 
Weights and Measures includes information on mathematical notation and metric interrelationships, as well as over 400 examples of standard conversion factors. 
Navigate from Table of Contents or search for words or phrases. 
Formatted to display on all electronic devices including Kindle, Smartphones and Mobile Devices with a small display. 

Table of Contents:

Country List: Maps, Flags, and Information
Country Ranks and Profiles
Reference Maps
Definitions and Notes
Supporting Information
About and Navigation

Country Ranks and Profiles
1 Country Profiles A-Z
2 Guide to Country Profiles
3 Country Ranks A-Z
4 Guide to Rank Order Pages

A. Abbreviations
B. International Organizations and Groups 
C. Selected International Environmental Agreements 
D. Cross-Reference List of Country Data Codes 
E. Cross-Reference List of Hydrographic Data Codes 
F. Cross-Reference List of Geographic Names 
G. Weights and Measures

Supporting Information
1. History of The World Factbook
2. Flags of the World
3. Gallery of Covers 
4. Contributors and Copyright Information
5. Purchasing Information
6. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Country Profiles:
Administrative divisions
Age structure
Agriculture - products
Airports - with paved runways
Airports - with unpaved runways
Area - comparative
Birth rate
Communications - note
Country name
Currency (code)
Current account balance
Death rate
Debt - external
Dependency status
Dependent areas
Diplomatic representation from the US
Diplomatic representation in the US
Disputes - international
Distribution of family income - Gini index
Economic aid - donor
Economic aid - recipient
Economy - overview
Electricity - consumption
Electricity - exports
Electricity - imports
Electricity - production
Elevation extremes
Environment - current issues
Environment - international agreements
Ethnic groups
Exchange rates
Executive branch
Exports - commodities
Exports - partners
Fiscal year
Flag description
GDP (official exchange rate)
GDP (purchasing power parity)
GDP - composition by sector
GDP - per capita (PPP)
GDP - real growth rate