The World Factbook provides
information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational
issues for 267 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, a World Oceans map, 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.