The CIA World Factbook 2010, Book 2010

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Skyhorse Publishing, 2009 - Political Science - 904 pages
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, The CIA World Factbook 2010 offers complete and up-to-date information on the world's nations. This all-inclusive reference guide has been updated for 2010 with detailed information on politics, populations, military expenditures, economics, and much more. It includes:
  • Useful maps with new geopolitical data
  • Details on prominent political parties, and contact information for diplomatic consultation
  • A full description of the population of each country, with information on literacy rates, HIV prevalence, and age structure
  • A complete economic overview, from household income to gross domestic product
  • Information on transportation and communication infrastructure.
  • New data on military expenditures and capabilities
  • User-friendly headings, sub-headings, an index, and a list of physical coordinates of major places for easy reading
There are also appendices offering useful abbreviations, a list of international organizations and groups, international environmental agreements, the conversion of weights and measures, and more. Originally intended for use by government officials, this amazingly useful reference guide is a must for every student, traveler, journalist, and businessperson.

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The Central Intelligence Agency is an independent agency responsible for providing national security intelligence to senior U.S. policymakers. It is headquartered in Langley, Virginia.

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