The World Factbook

Use

This website is very simple and easy to navigate. Browsing the country list and simple search are possible. Users can also provide new info or update the existent ones by contacting the staff.

Searchability

A simple search feature is provided to search the World Factbook online version or the entire CIA website by keywords with a possibility of a search refining by tipe of database

Downloading

The entire online publication can be freely retrieved and downloaded in html format compressed in .zip files for the convenience of visitors. Also previous releases from 2000-04 are directly downloadable

Navigational Aids

The World Factbook web pages provide a FAQ file, plus specific tips on classification criteria, downloading and searching features, updates submission

User Friendliness

Based on a very simple structure, the website provides also a text-only version. Labelling and metainfo icons help the general orientation