The World Factbook 2017 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 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 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 2017 database is updated regularly, updates are free of charge
Spectacular - In addition to detailed country profiles, The World Factbook 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 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
The World Factbook has been updated with several new entries and sections reflecting the latest information:
The Transportation section now includes two new fields related to a country’s air transport program. The lead-off entry “National air transport system” has subdivisions on the number of air carriers registered in a country and the number of aircraft they operate, as well as the number of passengers and the amount of freight they carry in a given year. The other new field, “Civil aircraft registration country code prefix,” describes the codes displayed on civil aircraft to identify nationality.
A “Population distribution” field - describing the dispersion of the populace within a country - has been introduced for all of the countries of Europe under both the ‘Geography’ and ‘People & Society’ categories. The countries of the Western Hemisphere were previously introduced
In the People and Society section, a "Demographic profile" field has been added to all 56 countries making up the African continent and its surrounding islands. This entry provides a snapshot of the demographic features and trends within a country and how they vary among regional, ethnic, and socioeconomic sub-populations. Some of the topics addressed are population age structure, fertility, health, mortality, poverty, education, and migration.
The World Factbook is pleased to announce a new “Population distribution” entry describing the dispersion of the populace within a country.
A country modifying its name does not occur very often but it did happen recently. Following UN and US State Department notification, the Czech Republic officially changed its English short-form name to Czechia as of 1 July 2016. Where appropriate, this change has been entered into The World Factbook database.
Ratings and Reviews
Excellent quick source of information!
As a geography lover I refer to this app frequently as I read a news account on a particular country. In a fast-moving world this app is invaluable. Great job by the developers!
This app is great. Fast, reliable, and fun to use. It offers a huge amount of interesting facts and data on every country, rankings (my favourite feature), maps etc.
5 star app
Love all the facts and interesting information.
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