CIA World Factbook

#CIA-World-Factbook

In this project, we'll work with data from the CIA World Factbook, a compendium of statistics about all of the countries on Earth. The Factbook contains demographic information like:

  • population - The population as of 2015.
  • population_growth - The annual population growth rate, as a percentage.
  • area - The total land and water area.
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  • name - The name of the country.
  • area - The total land and sea area of the country.
  • population - The country's population.
  • population_growth- The country's population growth as a percentage.
  • birth_rate - The country's birth rate, or the number of births a year per 1,000 people.
  • death_rate - The country's death rate, or the number of death a year per 1,000 people.
  • area- The country's total area (both land and water).
  • area_land - The country's land area in square kilometers.
  • area_water - The country's waterarea in square kilometers.
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A few things stick out from the summary statistics in the last screen:

there's a country with a population of 0 there's a country with a population of 7256490011 (or more than 7.2 billion people)

Which doesn't really make sense. If a country's population is zero, is it really a country? Also the world population is about 7 billion. Therefore, one country can't have entire population.

Let's zoom in on just these countries.

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Okay one is Antarctica and the other one is the row to respent the whole world. So it does make sense.

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