The World Factbook provides information on the history, people,
government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 266 world entities.
Our Reference tab includes: maps of the major world regions, as well as Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World, a
Political Map of the World, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map.
The online Factbook is updated weekly. ISSN 1553-8133
For additional information on government leaders in selected foreign countries, go to World Leaders.