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(Redirected from CIA World Factbook) The World Factbook (ISSN 1553-8133 (http://www.worldcat.org/issn/1553-8133); also known as the CIA World Factbook)[2] is a reference resource produced by the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States with almanac-style information about the countries of the world. The official paper copy version is available from the National Technical Information Service and the Government Printing Office. Other companies—such as Skyhorse Publishing—also print a paper edition. The Factbook is available in the form of a website, which is partially updated every week. It is also available for download for use off-line. It provides a two- to three-page summary of the demographics, geography, communications, government, economy, and military of 267 entities[3] including U.S.-recognized countries, dependencies, and other areas in the world. The World Factbook is prepared by the CIA for the use of U.S. government officials, and its style, format, coverage, and content are primarily designed to meet their requirements.[4] However, it is frequently used as a resource for academic research papers.[5] As a work of the U.S. government, it is in the public domain in the United States.[6]

The World Factbook

Cover of the last government print edition of The World Factbook (2013-14 edition). Author(s) Central Intelligence Agency Country United States

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Contents
1 Factbook sources 2 Copyright(s) 3 Frequency of updates and availability 3.1 Government edition of the Factbook 3.2 Reprints and older editions online 4 Entities listed 5 Territorial issues and controversies 5.1 Political 5.2 Factual 6 See also 7 References 8 External links 8.1 Mobile versions of the Factbook 8.2 The Factbook by year
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Almanac about the countries of the world Directorate of Intelligence[1]

Publication See frequency of updates and availability, no longer published in date paper book form by the CIA

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[10] The World Factbook was first available to the public in print in 1975.cornell.C.[7] from 2004 to 2010 it was updated every two weeks.S.[10] In 2008 the CIA discontinued printing the Factbook themselves. Frequency of updates and availability Before November 2001 The World Factbook website was updated yearly.[4] However. the free encyclopedia Factbook sources In researching the Factbook . however.[8] Generally. § 403m (http://www.wikipedia. information currently available as of January 1 of the current year[9] is used in preparing the Factbook .[6] The official seal of the CIA. under US law may not be copied without permission as required by the Central Intelligence Agency Act of 1949 (50 U.[4] 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) 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) Oil & Gas Journal US Board on Geographic Names (Department of the Interior) US Transportation Command (Department of Defense) Copyright(s) Because the Factbook is in the public domain.edu/uscode/50/403m.html)). Government edition of the Factbook The first.[7] since 2010 it has been updated weekly. without permission of the CIA. and the first unclassified version in June 1971. instead turning printing responsibilities over to the Government Printing en. classified. people are free under United States law to redistribute and modify it in any way that they like.7/9/13 The World Factbook .Wikipedia. edition of Factbook was published in August 1962.org/wiki/CIA_World_Factbook 2/13 . Other public and private sources are also consulted. the CIA uses the sources listed below.law. the CIA requests that it be cited when the Factbook is used.

the Factbook was available on CDROM. In past years.[22] They are: Independent countries This category has independent countries.[18] Several publishers.[17] Reprints and older editions online Many Internet sites use information and images from the CIA World Factbook . which the CIA defines as people "politically organized into a sovereign state with a definite territory".Wikipedia.[11] This happened due to a CIA decision to "focus Factbook resources" on the online edition. Currently there are two: Taiwan and the European Union.[20] and Skyhorse Publishing[21] have re-published the Factbook in recent years.[17] and floppy disk.[16] microfiche.). Dependencies and Areas of Special Sovereignty This category is a list of places affiliated with another country.[12] The Factbook has been on the World Wide Web since October 1994. there are 195 entities. Entities listed The World Factbook website as it appeared in January 2010 Main article: List of entities and changes in The World Factbook As of July 2011.[17] magnetic tape.org/wiki/CIA_World_Factbook 3/13 . The World Factbook consists of 267 entities.wikipedia.[22] In this category. including Grand River Books.[14] The official printed version is sold[15] by the Government Printing Office and National Technical Information Service.[3] These entities can be divided into categories. They may be subdivided into categories using the country they are affiliated with: Australia: six entities China: two entities Denmark: two entities France: eight entities Netherlands: three entities New Zealand: three entities Norway: three entities United Kingdom: seventeen entities United States: fourteen entities Miscellaneous en. Others The Other category is a list of other places set apart from the list of independent countries.[13] The Web version gets an average of 6 million visits per month. the free encyclopedia Office.[5] it can also be downloaded.[19] Potomac Books (formerly known as Brassey's Inc.7/9/13 The World Factbook .

They were dropped because besides being overseas departments.[30] Of the Factbook's two maps of China.[32] but has since been changed back to "none".[5] Territorial issues and controversies Political Areas not covered Specific regions within a country or areas in dispute among countries.S.S. Instead. Other entities This category is for the World and the oceans.[23] but other areas of the world whose status is disputed. Guadeloupe. such as Kashmir.[28] Northern Cyprus Northern Cyprus. are not covered. acknowledgement of Beijing's One-China policy according to which there is one China and Taiwan is a part of it. There are five oceans and the World (the World entry is intended as a summary of the other entries)."[29] Taiwan/Republic of China The name "Republic of China" is not listed as Taiwan's official name under the "Government" section.[36] en. such as the Spratly Islands.[25] This criterion was invoked in the 2007[26] and 2011[27] editions with the decision to drop the entries for French Guiana. have entries. The disputed claims to the islands are discussed in the entries.S.Wikipedia.[31] The name "Republic of China" was briefly added on January 27. Government maps. subjects of territorial disputes. and an integral part of France.wikipedia.org/wiki/CIA_World_Factbook 4/13 .[23][24] Subnational areas of countries (such as US States or the Canadian provinces and territories) are not included in the Factbook . This is done because the name change "was not approved by any sitting legislature in Burma". users looking for information about subnational areas are referred to "a comprehensive encyclopedia" for their reference needs.S. does not recognize the renaming of Burma by its ruling military junta to Myanmar and thus keeps its entry for the country under "Burma".[33] (See also: Political status of Taiwan. and Reunion. Mayotte. Legal status of Taiwan) Disputed South China Sea Islands The Paracel Islands and Spratly Islands. considers part of the Republic of Cyprus.7/9/13 The World Factbook . Martinique. which the U.[34][35] Burma/Myanmar The U. but the region of Kashmir administered by China drawn in hash marks. 2005. There are six entities. is not given a separate entry because "territorial occupations/annexations not recognized by the United States Government are not shown on U. As a result. the free encyclopedia This category is for Antarctica and places in dispute. the US government has never adopted the name Myanmar. they were now overseas regions.[26][27] Kashmir Maps depicting Kashmir have the India–Pakistan border drawn at the Line of Control.[30] due to U. one highlights the island of Taiwan highlighted as part of the country[28] whilst the other does not. have entries in the Factbook where they are not listed as the territory of any one nation.

but this entity has not been recognized as a state by the United States. and Tromelin Island into a new Iles Eparses entry.[47] As with the new United States Pacific Island Wildlife Refuges entry. the entries for Baker Island. Slobodan Milošević was forced out of office after a disputed election.[41][42] even though the official appelation of the republic within the UN remains FYROM. not to recognize any of the former Yugoslav republics[53] as successor states to the recently dissolved SFRY. Europa Island.[31] United States Pacific Island Wildlife Refuges and Iles Eparses In the 2006 edition of The World Factbook . did not recognize the union between the two republics. These views were made clear in a disclaimer printed in the Factbook : "Serbia and Montenegro have asserted the formation of a joint independent state. the CIA added an entry for the European Union (EU). Search Facebook Twitter YouTube islands remained as redirects on the website. as can be seen on the map. 2008. this was the name the nation was listed under.Wikipedia. Palmyra Atoll and the Midway Islands were merged into a new United States Pacific Island Wildlife Refuges entry.[49] Serbia and Montenegro/Yugoslavia The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (SFRY) broke apart in 1991. the Glorioso Islands. 2003. the CIA listed the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY). the EU was excluded from the Factbook . as the U.[38] In the 1994 edition. 1992.[61] Kosovo On February 28."[55] Montenegro and Serbia were treated separately in the Factbook data. as Serbia and Montenegro. The following year. it was replaced in the Factbook with entries for each of its former constituent republics. following a November 2004 US decision to refer to the country using this name.[48] On July 19. in the 2004 edition of the Factbook . The 2001 edition of the Factbook thus referred to the state as Yugoslavia.[58] On March 14. decision[52] by the U. the CIA added an entry for Kosovo.S.[59] it took effect on February 4.org/wiki/CIA_World_Factbook 5/13 . Juan de Nova Island. 2002.[60] The name of the Yugoslavia entity was altered in the Factbook the month after the change..[43] (Before this date.[62] before this. Finally. the free encyclopedia FYROM/Republic of Macedonia The Republic of Macedonia is entered as Macedonia.7/9/13 The World Factbook . the old entries for these five Search. 2004. the CIA also merged the entries for Bassas da India.[46] On September 7. European Union On December 16. 2006.[38] In doing this. an agreement was signed to transform the FRY into a loose state union called Serbia and Montenegro. Johnston Atoll.[57] This event led to democratic elections and US diplomatic recognition. the name of the entry was changed back to Macedonia.[45] The old entries for each individual insular area remain as redirects on the Factbook website. Kosovo was excluded in the en.wikipedia. the European Union was added because the EU "continues to accrue more nation-like characteristics for itself".S.[37] the name used in its first entry in the Factbook upon independence in 1992. as it is officially recognised by the United Nations (awaiting for the resolution of the Macedonia naming dispute). the Iles Eparses entry and redirects for Shopping GNG News each island were dropped due to the group becoming a district of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands in February.[39][40] For the next decade.[44]) According to the CIA.[56] In October 2000. the name of the entry was changed to the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.. proclaimed in 1992. Kingman Reef. 2007. Jarvis Island.[50][51] This was done in accordance with a May 21. Howland Island.

“I’m surprised and displeased.[64] Factual In June 2009. said.[70] This extremely low and inaccurate value then gets cited in news articles which state that Singapore has the world's lowest fertility. and refers to the date the entity adopted its current name under the Royal and Parliamentary Titles Act. NPR then issued a correction. and it is unclear when. A Fiji government website gives the land area of the Fiji Islands as 18. and it makes me wonder what other information is out-of-date or incorrect in the CIA World Factbook. and out-of-date information.2-1.[63] East Timor/Timor-Leste On July 19. This has been argued by some as misleading.Wikipedia. the Factbook gives the land area of Australia as 7. it ever dropped as low as 0. The latter declared independence on 17 February 2008. en. has since been greatly expanded. the free encyclopedia Factbook. which was based on a survey conducted in 1939. the entry for East Timor was renamed Timor-Leste following a decision of the US Board on Geographic Names (BGN). For example. which the Factbook states has a total fertility rate of 0. the US National Public Radio (NPR).78 children per woman.[73] although the primary date of UK Independence is now given as 1927. despite figures in Statistics Singapore which state that the rate has been about 1. or at least use the figure for its shock value. of that year. 1066. systems and entities from the Norman Conquest. 20% Eastern Orthodox. Kosovo's independence has been recognised by 103 out of 193 United Nations member states. Indeed it can be argued the country has never been independent[citation needed ] since there is an arguable legitimate succession of states.wikipedia. or even whether. 2007. Albania is described in the CIA Factbook as 70% Muslim. relying on information obtained from the CIA World Factbook. before World War II.682. which are often repeated elsewhere due to the Factbook's widespread use as a reference.024 km2. [54] Notice how the disclaimer is printed in the upper right hand corner. Various demographic information is full of usually minor errors. inaccuracies.3 children per woman for at least the past several years. One can see how the capital cities of both republics are individually labeled on the map.org/wiki/CIA_World_Factbook 6/13 . including the US.7/9/13 The World Factbook . based on State Department and Israeli sources put the figure at about 500.[67] a difference of 9. Chuck Holmes.78.692. a better estimate. numerous surveys conducted since the fall of the Communist regime since 1990 have given quite different figures.[72] This description in reference to the Act of Union 1801 which expanded the United Kingdom of Great Britain to include Ireland.[23] Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Serbia and the self-proclaimed Republic of Kosovo. and 10% Roman Catholic. Another example is Singapore. but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory.300 km2[66] while Geoscience Australia gives the area as 7. put the number of Israeli Jews living in settlements in the West Bank and Israeli-annexed East Jerusalem at 250.[71] Before 1998.333 km2[68] while the CIA Factbook gives the area as 18. foreign editor for NPR Digital. For example.274 km2[69] a difference of 59 km2.”[65] A map of Serbia and Montenegro from the 2000 edition of The World Factbook . However.000.724 km2. Geographical information about countries in the CIA Factbook may not quite tally with information from government sources in those countries. the United Kingdom profile contained a sentence that asserted the UK had gained independence on 1 January 1801.000.

and content are designed to meet their specific requirements.Contributors and Copyright Information" (https://www. government.)?" (https://www. Central Intelligence Agency. ^ a b Directorate of Intelligence. economy." 7." (Archived by WebCite at http://www. now averaging almost 6 million visits each month.Wikipedia. transportation." 6. and other Web sites link to or replicate the online version of the Factbook." 5. Information is provided by . and the style.gov/news-information/featured-story-archive/2008-featured-storyarchive/world-factbook.cia. en. * * * Included among the 271 geographic entries is one for the "World. ^ Central Intelligence Agency (2007-04-25). "The World Factbook . format. "The World Factbook .Products" (https://www.org/wiki/CIA_World_Factbook 7/13 . "The World Factbook is prepared by the Central Intelligence Agency for the use of US Government officials. please cite The World Factbook when used. "The DI publishes unclassified reference aids that are available to the public.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/docs/faqs.World Factbook" (https://www. 1.cia.. communications.. etc. Retrieved 200609-23.html). and transnational issues for 267 world entities. "Intelligence & Analysis .cia. Retrieved 2006-09-23.html).webcitation.cia.wikipedia. "The World Factbook is in the public domain and may be used freely by anyone at anytime without seeking permission.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/docs/contributor_copyright.cia. another regular publication of the CIA[74] National Security Agency academic publications Alternative publications Europa World Year Book The New York Times Almanac The World Almanac and Book of Facts TIME Almanac with Information Please Whitaker's Almanack References This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the CIA World Factbook." which incorporates data and other information summarized where possible from the other 270 country listings. geography.* * * As a courtesy. Retrieved 2010-10-23. ^ Central Intelligence Agency (2008-01-03). Kilimanjaro? Visit the CIA World Factbook to Find Out" (https://www. In addition. "The World Factbook . commercial. "The World Factbook remains the CIA's most widely disseminated and most popular product. military.org/5th2WIAtu) 2. "The World Factbook provides information on the history.html). Retrieved 2008-01-04. research project. Accordingly. The Factbook is in the public domain.html). academic. Retrieved 2011-07-14. ^ a b c "CIA World Factbook 2006 Now Available" (https://www.cia.Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Can I use some or all of The World Factbook for my Web site (book. "Formerly our Web site (and the published Factbook) were only updated annually. 2006-04-05.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/docs/faqs.7/9/13 The World Factbook .gov/offices-ofcia/intelligence-analysis/products.html).html). Retrieved 2007-01-11. homework. ^ a b Directorate of Intelligence (2011-07-12). The annual World Factbook is a comprehensive compendium of profiles on more than 260 countries and other entities. ^ a b c Directorate of Intelligence.htm) (Press release). other public and private sources. it may be copied freely without permission of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). coverage. Retrieved 2009-01-26.cia.Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): How often is The World Factbook updated?" (https://www. people.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index. 3. ^ a b Directorate of Intelligence. "Where in the World is Mt.gov/news-information/press-releasesstatements/press-release-archive-2006/pr04052006. tens of thousands of government." 4. the free encyclopedia See also World Leaders. "CIA .

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