The World Factbook contains up-to-date information about all countries in the world. This includes information about geography, government, transportation, communication and the people. It also has useful graphics for student research projects e.g. flags and maps.

The factbook provides an excellent source for data activities in Numeracy. It lists statistics related to a country’s geography as well as many other data lists e.g. population, birth rate, unemployment rate, oil production, mobile phone statistics and transportation figures. It also has Rank Order pages which lists the countries in order of a particular data field. Did you know that Andorra has the highest life expectancy? Where do you think Australia is on the list?