The CIA World Factbook 2009
A comprehensive, country-by-country look at our world.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, The CIA World Factbook 2009 is full of complete and up-to-date information on the world’s countries. This all-inclusive reference guide has been updated for 2009 with detailed information on politics, military expenditures, populations, economics, and much more. Originally intended for use by government officials, this all-new reference guide is a must for every student, traveler, journalist, and business person.
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
160 b/w illustrations
Direct Download Links:
- Single .Zip file for high-bandwidth users: factbook.zip (46.2MB)
- Two-file .Zip set for high-bandwidth users:
- factbooka.zip (20.9MB) contains the complete Factbook except the PDF-format reference maps. With just these files, the Factbook is completely functional with the sole exception that the PDF map links on the Reference Maps page will not work.
- factbookb.zip (25.3MB) contains only the 15 PDF-format reference maps.