Published annually, this brief guide profiles the economy, government, land, demographics, communications, and national defense establishments of 191 nations and other political entities. Prior years may be accessed via Countries of the World. Tables of data items in each country's profile can be viewed from the Notes and Definitions link. Click on the term being defined and a table for all countries will appear.

Location: Widely available in the University Libraries in print and on CD-ROM; see U of M Catalog for specifics.

Author: Central Intelligence Agency

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Coverage: 1982-