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2011 World Factbook
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The complete CIA World Factbook at your fingertips, including extensive information on more than 250 countries and locations throughout the world. Whether you're an avid traveler, a busy student, or someone who just likes to stay informed, this is the app for you!
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• COUNTRIES / LOCATIONS:
- Flag w/ full description
- Color Map
- Transnational Issues
(field names within each category are linked to their definitions and existing rank order pages)
• REFERENCE MAPS
- Africa, Antarctica, Arctic, Asia, Caribbean & Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America, Oceania, South America, Southeast Asia, Time Zones
• RANK ORDER pages
- country comparisons based on presorted lists of data from selected Factbook data fields
- [International Organizations & Groups]
- [International Environmental Agreements]
- [Cross-reference List of Country Data Codes]
- [Cross-Reference List of Hydrographic Data Codes]
- [Cross-Reference List of Geographic Names]: cross-references a wide variety of geographic names to the appropriate Factbook "country" entry.
- [Notes and Definitions]: terms, data fields, and categories used throughout the Factbook
- [Weights and Measures]
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- A new entry "International law organization participation," has been added to the Government category; it addresses jurisdiction of the International Court of justice (ICJ) and of the International Criminal Court (ICCt). Note that the information on ICJ jurisdiction, formerly included in the "Legal system" description, has been moved to this new entry. GDP data have been revised to reflect the most recent estimates for 2008-2010.
- The piracy plague continues unabated. The "Transportation note" entry addressing piracy has been updated for various countries bordering the Indian Ocean, as well as for Nigeria and Brazil.
- During Soviet times, Kazakhs made up less than 50% of the population in Kazakhstan. What is the current ethnic breakdown in that country? Find out by visiting the "Ethnic groups" field under People. A number of the entries in the People category - religions, ethnicity, languages, and literacy - have recently been updated for many countries.
- In the Transportation category, the "Railways" field has been updated.
- South Sudan became the world's 195th country following separation from Sudan on 9 July 2011.
- Did you know that almost one third of the world's countries are assigned annually to either a Tier 2 Watch List or a Tier Three status by the US State Department for their failure to adequately deal with the their trafficking in persons problems? These countries are listed in the Transnational issues category under 'Worlds' detailed "Trafficking in persons" entries - updated for 2011 - may be found under each of these countries' listings.