World Factbook & Atlas
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The World Factbook & Atlas is a reliable and extremely popular source of information on all the nations of the world.
It provides up-to-date, valuable data for more than 250 countries and territories in a concise, well-organized format whenever and wherever you want.
The World Factbook & Atlas also provides interesting chapters for our changing planet, oceans and parts of the world whose status has not yet been resolved (e.g., West Bank, Spratly Islands).
Topics addressed include natural resources, industries, GDP, religion, ethnic groups, legal system and much more.
Key data are grouped under the headings of introduction/background, geography, people, government, economy, energy, communications, transportation, military, transnational issues.
The World Factbook & Atlas is a must-have application for those who possess a curiosity or concern about the rapidly changing world in which we live.
Up to date - The World Factbook & Atlas database is updated regularly, updates are free of charge
Spectacular - In addition to detailed country profiles, The World Factbook & Atlas features interesting chapters for our changing planet, oceans and parts of the world whose status has not yet been resolved
Built-in high-resolution (5726 megapixel) offline world atlas - You don't need an internet connection to use it
Country comparison function - It allows users to quickly view how countries rank in different categories
Widely accepted - The World Factbook & Atlas database is used by many government agencies, businessmen, students etc. Hundreds of thousands of users worldwide
Fast look-ups, snappy user interface, smooth-scrolling screens
Editable history/bookmarks function
Multitasking & Retina display support
Designed specifically for iPhone/iPod touch
No internet connection required
What's New in Version 7.02
- Rebuilt from the ground up for iOS 8
- Support for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
- New app icon
- Database updates:
In the People and Society category, several important new demographic fields have been included: "Mother's mean age at first birth," "Contraceptive prevalence rate," and "Child labor - children ages 5-14." "Dependency ratios" - which are a measure of the age structure of a population and which relate the number of individuals that are likely to be economically "dependent" on the support of others - have also been added - after the "Age structure" entry.
In the Transnational Issues section, the "Refugees and internally displaced persons" entry has a new 'stateless persons' subfield. Statelessness is the condition whereby an individual is not considered a national by any country.
The Economy category has two new fields. "GDP - composition, by end use" shows who does the spending in an economy: consumers, businesses, government, and foreigners. "Gross national saving" shows how much an economy saves on its own, and how much it could invest, in the absence of any foreign investment.
In the Geography section, the "Freshwater withdrawal" entry has been updated with the latest available data. For many countries, the use and consumption of freshwater is difficult to quantify yet it is a vital resource often under stress.
The expansion of the "Ports and terminals" entry was recently completed in the Transportation section for all countries.
In the Government category, the "Constitution" entry was recently thoroughly revised, expanded, and updated for all countries and now includes dates of previous constitutions, dates of constitution development and enactment, and amendment dates.
In the Economy sections of most countries the macroeconomic numbers have been updated with the most recent data available.
This app is awesome!!!
I've been using this app for about 3 1/2 years now. I use it just for something to read waiting for class to begin or because I'm just bored. I always learn something new every time I use it. Because of this app I know where every country is on earth and I know about 85% of the world's capitals. It's just awesome.
Should be popular
This app should be known because it is just amazingly awesome!
- Category: Reference
- Updated: Nov 18, 2014
- Version: 7.02
- Size: 132 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Csaba Kertesz
- © 2009-2015 jDictionary Mobile
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.