Ranking - Reference (iPhone)
World Factbook 2013
* Ready for iOS 6 and iPhone 5!
The World Factbook 2013 is the 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 2013 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
- Content update
- Various health fields in the People and Society section - including "Hospital bed density," "Physician density," "Health expenditures," "Drinking water source," "Sanitation facility access," and "Children under 5 underweight" - have recently been updated for all countries.
- In the Economy and Energy categories, the information and data for most of the fields have been updated.
- Several Military fields have been updated including "Military branches," "Military service age and obligation," and "Military expenditures."
- A new "Demographic profile" field is being introduced incrementally to The World Factbook; the 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. Countries introduced this week are those of Central and South America.
- The "Refugees and internally displaced persons" field (in the Transnational Issues category) has been revised to reflect the latest available figures for each country.
- The Transportation section has been updated for various West African, East African, South Asian, and Southeast Asian countries to reflect information on piracy incidents. The new information reflects a general decrease in the number of pirate attacks worldwide, especially in the waters off East Africa. The decrease in successful pirate attacks is due, in part, to more aggressive anti-piracy operations by international naval forces as well as the increased use of armed security teams aboard merchant ships.