The 2018–2019 edition of the US government’s authoritative, country-by-country guide to the world compiled by the CIA.
From Australia to Zambia, The CIA World Factbook 2018–2019 offers comprehensive, easy to reference information on the world's nations. This expertly researched guide is packed with data on the politics, populations, military expenditures, and economics of 2018. It includes:Detailed maps with new geopolitical dataStatistics on the population of each country, with details on literacy rates, HIV prevalence, and age structureNew data on military expenditures and capabilitiesInformation on each country's climate and natural hazardsDetails on prominent political parties and contact information for diplomatic consultationFacts on transportation and communication infrastructure
Also included are appendixes with useful abbreviations, international environmental agreements, international organizations and groups, weight and measure conversions, and more. Originally intended for use by government officials, this is a must-have resource for students, travelers, journalists, and business people with a desire to know more about their world.