The ultimate, comprehensive guide to country-by-country statistics around the world from the researchers and analysts at CIA. America’s official guide to the world from Afghanistan and Australia to Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Here is complete information on the world's nations. This comprehensive guide is packed with data on the politics, populations, military expenditures, and economics of 2018. It includes:
Detailed maps with new geopolitical data
Statistics on the population of each country, with details on literacy rates, HIV prevalence, and age structure
New data on military expenditures and capabilities
Information on each country's climate and natural hazards
Details on prominent political parties and contact information for diplomatic consultation
Facts 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.