2011 World Factbook 1.25
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The complete CIA World Factboaok at your fingertips, including extensive information on more than 250 countries and locations throughout the world. Whether you’re an avid traveler, a busy student, or someone who just likes to stay informed, this is the app for you!
*** WORKS OFFLINE – No internet access required; all content is contained locally within the application.
*** Content updated every 2 weeks (or as often as the CIA releases database updates) ***
. COUNTRIES / LOCATIONS:
- Flag w/ full description
- Color Map
- Transnational Issues
(field names within each category are linked to their definitions and existing rank order pages)
. REFERENCE MAPS
- Africa, Antarctica, Arctic, Asia, Caribbean & Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America, Oceania, South America, Southeast Asia, Time Zones
. RANK ORDER pages
- country comparisons based on presorted lists of data from selected Factbook data fields
- [International Organizations & Groups]
- [International Environmental Agreements]
- [Cross-reference List of Country Data Codes]
- [Cross-Reference List of Hydrographic Data Codes]
- [Cross-Reference List of Geographic Names]: cross-references a wide variety of geographic names to the appropriate Factbook “country” entry.
- [Notes and Definitions]: terms, data fields, and categories used throughout the Factbook
- [Weights and Measures]
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- Did you know that the highest elevation in the Netherlands is not in Europe? Where is it? Find out by checking the “Elevation extremes” field in the Geography section.
- What airport handles the most passengers annually? Find out by going to the World entry, Transportation category, “Airports” field, and locating the top ten airports by passengers and by cargo.
- If it’s noon in Washington, DC, what time is it in Nairobi, Kenya? The answer may be found in the Government section, under “Capital,” where the time difference is specified.
- How many rare earth elements (REEs) are there? Find the answer in the “Definitions and Notes” (below the References tab). These critical elements, necessary in so many of today’s high-tech industries, are now listed in the “Natural resources” field, under Geography, for countries that are producing REEs or initializing mining operations (including Australia, China, Russia, South Africa, and the US).