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The World Factbook
Entry ID: CIA_World_Factbook
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Summary
Abstract: The U.S. government's complete geographical handbook, featuring 267 full-color maps and flags of all nations and geographical entities. Each country profile tracks such demographics as population, ethnicity and literacy rates, as well as political, geographical and economic data.

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), 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 State, Fish and Wildlife Service (Department of the Interior), Maritime Administration (Department of Transportation), National Imagery and Mapping 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), and other public and private sources.

(Summary adapted from World Factbook)

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Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: Central Intelligence Agnecy's Homepage.

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Description: Access the World Factbook.

Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: The Earth-Info web site is an Internet resource that provides
anyone with a computer access to a world of imagery, maps,
and other information. The earth-info site makes it easy to
find, view and obtain geographic information available
through government and commercial providers with a simple map
based interface.
Service Citation
Title: The World Factbook
Provider: CIA
Edition: 2006
URL: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html
ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
BOUNDARIES
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
ECONOMY
ENVIRONMENT
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
PLANNING CADASTRE
SOCIETY
STRUCTURE
TRANSPORTATION
UTILITIES/COMMUNICATIONS
Use Constraints
The Factbook is in the public domain. Accordingly, it may be
copied freely without permission of the Central Intelligence
Agency (CIA). The official seal of the CIA, however, may NOT be
copied without permission as required by the CIA Act of 1949 (50
U.S.C. section 403m). Misuse of the official seal of the CIA
could result in civil and criminal penalties.
Service Provider
Central Intelligence Agency

Service Provider Personnel
Name: CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
Phone: (703) 482-0623
Fax: (703) 482-1739
Contact Address:
Central Intelligence Agency
Office of Public Affairs
City: Washington
Province or State: DC
Postal Code: 20505
Country: USA
Distribution Media
Distribution_Media: Online (HTML)
Fees: Free

Distribution_Media: Book
Fees: $92.00 US
Personnel
TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2003-02-03
SERF Last Revision Date: 2012-08-09
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