CIA World Factbook Reformatted
The World Factbook (also known as the CIA World Factbook) is a publication of the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States with information about the countries of the world. The Factbook provides a summary of the demographics, geography, communications, government, economy, and military of 266 U.S.-recognized countries, dependencies, and other regions in the world. It is frequently used as a resource for research publications and business market research.
The publication is provided in a semi-structured web format, and current and previous editions can be downloaded. However, this format is inadequate for some tasks, such as filtering and sorting the data by some properties or making statistics. Importing this data into your own database would allow you to make queries such as "show me the list of countries with a GPD per capita greater than $20.000 and more than 50 million cell phones", or apply statistics and data-mining techniques. Thus, we provide the CIA World Factbook in more convenient formats (Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, xml, csv, table in pdf) for such tasks.
This is a screenshot of the December 2009 dataset within Microsoft Excel, showing countries sorted by GDP per capita.
This dataset is available from 2003 until now.
- CIA World Factbook Reformatted 2003. Free.
View it now in HTML format (Countries, Generic Attributes).
Download it now in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, XML (Countries, Generic Attributes) or mysqldump formats.
See also a short documentation about this dataset.
- CIA World Factbook Reformatted 2004. $10 USD.
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- CIA World Factbook Reformatted 2008. $10 USD.
- CIA World Factbook Reformatted 2009. $10 USD.
- CIA World Factbook Reformatted 2010. $99 USD.
- CIA World Factbook Reformatted 2011. $199 USD.
- CIA World Factbook Reformatted 2012. $299 USD.
- CIA World Factbook Reformatted 2013. It includes 11 monthly updates. $1'480.00 USD.
List of countries and other areas available in the CIA World FactbookAfghanistan, Akrotiri, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla, Antarctica, Antigua and Barbuda, Arctic Ocean, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Ashmore and Cartier Islands, Atlantic Ocean, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, The, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Bouvet Island, Brazil, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Christmas Island, Clipperton Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Congo, Republic of the, Cook Islands, Coral Sea Islands, Costa Rica, Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dhekelia, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, European Union, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), Faroe Islands, Fiji, Finland, France, French Polynesia, French Southern and Antarctic Lands, Gabon, Gambia, The, Gaza Strip, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Guam, Guatemala, Guernsey, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Heard Island and McDonald Islands, Holy See (Vatican City), Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indian Ocean, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Jan Mayen, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea, North, Korea, South, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mexico, Micronesia, Federated States of, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Navassa Island, Nepal, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, Norfolk Island, Northern Mariana Islands, Norway, Oman, Pacific Ocean, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paracel Islands, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Pitcairn Islands, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Southern Ocean, Spain, Spratly Islands, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Svalbard, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tokelau, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, United States Pacific Island Wildlife Refuges, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Virgin Islands, Wake Island, Wallis and Futuna, West Bank, Western Sahara, World, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
List of the 152 properties available in the CIA World Factbook
Geography: Area, Area - comparative, Climate, Coastline, Elevation extremes, Environment - current issues, Environment - international agreements, Freshwater withdrawal (domestic/industrial/agricultural), Geographic coordinates, Geographic overview, Geography - note, Irrigated land, Land boundaries, Land use, Location, Map references, Maritime claims, Natural hazards, Natural resources, Terrain, Total renewable water resources
People: Age structure, Birth rate, Death rate, Education expenditures, Ethnic groups, HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate, HIV/AIDS - deaths, HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS, Infant mortality rate, Languages, Life expectancy at birth, Literacy, Major infectious diseases, Median age, Nationality, Net migration rate, People - note, Population, Population growth rate, Religions, School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education), Sex ratio, Total fertility rate
Government: Administrative divisions, Capital, Constitution, Country name, Dependency status, Dependent areas, Diplomatic representation from the US, Diplomatic representation in the US, Executive branch, Flag description, Government - note, Government type, Independence, International organization participation, Judicial branch, Legal system, Legislative branch, Member states, National holiday, Political parties and leaders, Political pressure groups and leaders, Political structure, Suffrage, Union name
Economy: Agriculture - products, Budget, Currency (code), Current account balance, Debt - external, Distribution of family income - Gini index, Economic aid - donor, Economic aid - recipient, Economy - overview, Economy of the area administered by Turkish Cypriots, Electricity - consumption, Electricity - exports, Electricity - imports, Electricity - production, Exchange rates, Exports, Exports - commodities, Exports - partners, Fiscal year, GDP (official exchange rate), GDP (purchasing power parity), GDP - composition by sector, GDP - per capita (PPP), GDP - real growth rate, Household income or consumption by percentage share, Imports, Imports - commodities, Imports - partners, Industrial production growth rate, Industries, Inflation rate (consumer prices), Investment (gross fixed), Labor force, Labor force - by occupation, Market value of publicly traded shares, Natural gas - consumption, Natural gas - exports, Natural gas - imports, Natural gas - production, Natural gas - proved reserves, Oil - consumption, Oil - exports, Oil - imports, Oil - production, Oil - proved reserves, Population below poverty line, Public debt, Reserves of foreign exchange and gold, Stock of direct foreign investment - abroad, Stock of direct foreign investment - at home, Unemployment rate
Communications: Communications - note, Internet country code, Internet hosts, Internet users, Radio broadcast stations, Telephone system, Telephones - main lines in use, Telephones - mobile cellular, Television broadcast stations
Transportation: Airports, Airports - with paved runways, Airports - with unpaved runways, Heliports, Merchant marine, Pipelines, Ports and terminals, Railways, Roadways, Transportation - note, Waterways
Military: Manpower available for military service, Manpower fit for military service, Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually, Military - note, Military branches, Military expenditures, Military service age and obligation
New attributesNote: CIA has been adding new attributes in new releases since 2003.
Thus, the current list of attributes do not appear in all the releases, and in the 2003 release are all left empty:
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