The World Factbook

The World Factbook provides basic intelligence on the history, people, government, economy, energy, geography, environment, communications, transportation, military, terrorism, and transnational issues for 266 world entities.

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September 28, 2023

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What's New

The World Factbook is delighted to announce the addition of a new "Wonders of the World" field under World > Geography. This entry presents information on three groups of Wonders: The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, The New Seven Wonders of the World, and The World Factbook's Seven Natural Ultra-Wonders of the World.

The latter is the only entry in The World Factbook that has been independently compiled by the Factbook's staff and is not derived from some other source. The listing is one of 'Ultra-Wonders' because it consists of natural phenomena/spectacles that are the largest in their respective categories and thus cannot be exceeded. Check out the compilation, some of the Wonders may surprise you.


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