For each country, The CIA World Factbook 2012 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
And much more!
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.