Is the CIA's 'World FactBook" of statistics and national data available in a MySQL format or some format conducive to parsing and incorporating into a website?
Yes, you can use a platform like Kasabi, which provides a SPARQL edpoint to the Factbook data.
- Kasabi: http://kasabi.com/
- Dataset: http://kasabi.com/dataset/cia-world-fact-book
- Drupal tutorial video: http://lin-clark.com/blog/turning-cias-data-pretty-pictures-your-site-using-views
Kasabi doesn't seem to exist any more, but there is a project called FactbookXML that provides a MySQL dump of the CIA factbook.