The World Factbook
The World Factbook provides basic intelligence on the history, people, government, economy, energy, geography, environment, communications, transportation, military, terrorism, and transnational issues for 266 world entities.
Travel the globe with CIA’s World Factbook.
Travel more intelligently with The World Factbook Travel Facts. Here’s what you should know about each country before you go.
Pressed for time? Check out our one-page summaries for essential information on each country.
Every flag has a story. View flags of all the world’s countries and territories to learn the symbolism behind each design.
Love data? The World Factbook has over 65 rank order pages that compare country data in specific fields.