There is so much going on in the world, sometimes it feels like it’s hard to keep up. You may read news stories about far-away countries and regions that you only know by name (or never heard of!). Fortunately, there are resources to help brief you on the facts.
Explore the great, wide world with the CIA World Factbook. This detailed database provides all of the basic facts about over 260+ world entities. Learn about the history, geography, environment, government and transnational issues of each country/region.
The World Factbook provides a variety of concise information. From land area to coastlines, languages to population density – you can learn as much or as little as you want about any region.
There is even a handy one-page summary for each country.
Traveling to a specific country? Get summarized travel facts on The World Factbook. Find information on VISA/Passport requirements, plug types, cultural practices, and even tipping guidelines. There is also up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 travel to each country.
The World Factbook is a great resource for research, student projects or anyone with an interest!
Richelle @ Sewickley Public Library