Why does the CIA have a World Factbook?

Why does the CIA have a 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.

Who created the World Factbook?

the CIA
The World Factbook is prepared by the CIA for the use of U.S. government officials, and its style, format, coverage, and content are primarily designed to meet their requirements….The World Factbook.

The World Factbook 2008 (government edition) cover.
Author Central Intelligence Agency
Genre(s) almanac about the countries of the world

What is the world’s GDP on CIA Factbook?

680,000 (2020 est.)

Is the CIA World Factbook free?

Because the Factbook is in the public domain, people are free under United States law to redistribute it or parts of it in any way that they like, without permission of the CIA.

What country has the lowest real GDP?

In 2020, Burundi reported the lowest per-capita GDP ever, closely-followed by South Sudan and Somalia. All three countries struggle economically, because of poorly developed infrastructure and a low standard of living.

How would you cite the CIA World Factbook?

If your professor has asked you to format your paper according to Modern Language Association (MLA) style, cite the CIA World Factbook as you would any nonperiodical Internet source. List the author, followed by a period: Central Intelligence Agency. List the title of the article or page in quotation marks, followed by a period.

What is the definition of the World Factbook?

The World Factbook, also known as the CIA World Factbook, is a reference resource produced by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) with almanac -style information about the countries of the world. The official print version is available from the Government Printing Office.

Is the CIA a government agency?

CIA (disambiguation) Jump to navigation Jump to search. The CIA is the Central Intelligence Agency, a civilian agency of the United States government.

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