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Ironduke
01 Nov 03,, 20:43
Criteria for submitting factual updates to the WAB World Factbook.

Include:
-Country
-Category (Population, Economy, Military)
-Sub-category (Military manpower, population growth rate, exports)
-Source of information (reliable website, book, etc.)
-Date of information

Feel free to scour the WAB World Factbook and submit factual updates here.

http://www.worldaffairsboard.com/uploads/factbook/

Suggestions for new categories and information are welcome.

Ironduke
02 Nov 03,, 03:02
Italics = old data, bold = updated data

Factual updates 11/1/03

Changed Canada's unemployment rate from 7.6% to 7.3%.

Changed Canada's religions:

Roman Catholic 46%, Protestant 36%, other 18%
note: based on the 1991 census

Roman Catholic 43.2%, Protestant 29.2%, Orthodox Christian 1.6%, Other Christian, 2.6%, Muslim 2.0%, Jewish 1.1%, Buddhist 1.0%, Hindu 1.0%, Sikh 0.9%, no religion, 16.2%
note: based on the 2001 census

Changed Canada's languages:

English 59.3% (official), French 23.2% (official), other 17.5%

English 58.55% (official), French 22.62% (official), Chinese 2.88%, Italian 1.58%, German 1.47%, Punjabi 0.92%, Spanish 0.83%, Portuguese 0.72%, Polish 0.7%, Arabic 0.67%, Filipino 0.59%, Ukranian 0.5%, Dutch 0.43%, Vietnamese 0.41%, Greek 0.41%, Cree 0.25%, Inuktitut (Eskimo) 0.1%, other 6%

(Main languages; bi-lingualism not taken into account)

Adjusted United States population from 290,342,554 (July 2003 est.) to 292,483,594 (November 1st, 2003 est.) .

Adjusted US unemployment rate from 5.8% (2002 est.) to 6.1% (Sept. 2003 est.).

Jay
02 Nov 03,, 08:39
India
Communications


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Telephones - main lines in use:
27.7 million (October 2000)

Telephones - mobile cellular:
2.93 million (November 2000)

general assessment: mediocre service; local and long distance service provided throughout all regions of the country, with services primarily concentrated in the urban areas; major objective is to continue to expand and modernize long-distance network to keep pace with rapidly growing number of local subscriber lines; steady improvement is taking place with the recent admission of private and private-public investors, but, with telephone density at about two for each 100 persons and a waiting list of over 2 million, demand for main line telephone service will not be satisfied for a very long time
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Updates :

(Mar 2003)
India’s 66.99 million-line telephone network is the 5th largest in the world and is the 2nd largest among emerging economies of Asia. Our present overall tele-density is 5.70 per hundred.

http://www.dotindia.com/message.htm


Cellular:
Total: 1,82,71,914 (sep 2003)

http://www.india-cellular.com/Cellular-Subscribers.html

roshan
02 Nov 03,, 16:07
the gdps shown in the factbook are wildly inaccurate.....

india with a per capita income of 2500? thats ridiculously high and unbelievable.

i can post microsoft encartas gdps for all countries which comes directly from the world bank which puts indias per capita income at around 400. the data is from 2002.

the country with the lowest per capita income on the list is east timor with 500 dollars per person. WTF? where the hell did the cia get those figures from?

roshan
02 Nov 03,, 16:14
ACTUAL GDP OF ALL COUNTRIES:::::::::(taken from encarta but the primary source is the world bank)

edit by admin: cutting this down since we have newer stats, and so we don't have to scroll as much

Praxus
02 Nov 03,, 16:21
That one is old, here is the 2002 one by the World Bank, the Top 60.

1 United States 10,416,818,000,000
2 Japan 3,978,782,000,000
3 Germany 1,976,240,000,000
4 United Kingdom 1,552,437,000,000
5 France 1,409,604,000,000
6 China 1,237,145,000,000
7 Italy 1,180,921,000,000
8 Canada 715,692,000,000
9 Spain 649,792,000,000
10 Mexico 637,205,000,000
11 India 515,012,000,000
12 Korea, Rep. 476,690,000,000
13 Brazil 452,387,000,000
14 Netherlands 413,741,000,000
15 Australia 410,590,000,000
16 Russian Federation 346,520,000,000
17 Switzerland 268,041,000,000
18 Belgium 247,634,000,000
19 Sweden 229,772,000,000
20 Austria 202,954,000,000
21 Norway 189,436,000,000
22 Poland 187,680,000,000
23 Saudi Arabia 186,489,000,000
24 Turkey 182,848,000,000
25 Denmark 174,798,000,000
26 Indonesia 172,911,000,000
27 Hong Kong, China 161,532,000,000
28 Greece 132,834,000,000
29 Finland 130,797,000,000
30 Thailand 126,407,000,000
31 Portugal 121,291,000,000
32 Ireland 119,916,000,000
33 Israel 110,386,000,000
34 Iran, Islamic Rep. 107,522,000,000
35 South Africa 104,235,000,000
36 Argentina 102,191,000,000
37 Malaysia 95,157,000,000
38 Venezuela, RB 94,340,000,000
39 Egypt, Arab Rep. 89,845,000,000
40 Singapore 86,969,000,000
41 Colombia 82,194,000,000
42 Philippines 77,076,000,000
43 Czech Republic 69,590,000,000
44 Puerto Rico 67,897,000,000
45 Hungary 65,843,000,000
46 Chile 64,154,000,000
47 Pakistan 60,521,000,000
48 New Zealand 58,178,000,000
49 Peru 56,901,000,000
50 Algeria 55,666,000,000
51 Bangladesh 47,328,000,000
52 Romania 44,428,000,000
53 Nigeria 43,540,000,000
54 Ukraine 41,380,000,000
55 Morocco 37,263,000,000
56 Vietnam 35,110,000,000
57 Libya 34,137,000,000
58 Kuwait 32,791,000,000
59 Ecuador 24,347,000,000
60 Kazakhstan 24,205,000,000

Ironduke
02 Nov 03,, 17:36
Originally posted by roshan
the gdps shown in the factbook are wildly inaccurate.....

india with a per capita income of 2500? thats ridiculously high and unbelievable.

i can post microsoft encartas gdps for all countries which comes directly from the world bank which puts indias per capita income at around 400. the data is from 2002.

the country with the lowest per capita income on the list is east timor with 500 dollars per person. WTF? where the hell did the cia get those figures from?
They're all purchasing power parity.

Ironduke
02 Nov 03,, 17:46
Originally posted by Jay
India
Communications


----------------------------------------
Telephones - main lines in use:
27.7 million (October 2000)

Telephones - mobile cellular:
2.93 million (November 2000)

general assessment: mediocre service; local and long distance service provided throughout all regions of the country, with services primarily concentrated in the urban areas; major objective is to continue to expand and modernize long-distance network to keep pace with rapidly growing number of local subscriber lines; steady improvement is taking place with the recent admission of private and private-public investors, but, with telephone density at about two for each 100 persons and a waiting list of over 2 million, demand for main line telephone service will not be satisfied for a very long time
-----------------------------------------------------------


Updates :

(Mar 2003)
India’s 66.99 million-line telephone network is the 5th largest in the world and is the 2nd largest among emerging economies of Asia. Our present overall tele-density is 5.70 per hundred.

http://www.dotindia.com/message.htm


Cellular:
Total: 1,82,71,914 (sep 2003)

http://www.india-cellular.com/Cellular-Subscribers.html

Changes made.

http://www.worldaffairsboard.com/uploads/factbook/geos/in.html#Comm

It shows 7 million internet users, have any updates for that?

Ironduke
02 Nov 03,, 17:51
Originally posted by Praxus
That one is old, here is the 2002 one by the World Bank, the Top 60.

Praxus, do you have a list of real GDP per capitas to go along with that list?

Ironduke
02 Nov 03,, 18:13
Added real GDP stats for Japan, Germany, United Kingdom, France, China, Italy, Canada, Spain, Mexico, India, South Korea, Brazil, Netherlands, Australia, Russia, Switzerland, Belgium, Sweden, Austria, Norway, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Denmark, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Greece, Finland, and Thailand right under PPP listing.

Example: http://www.worldaffairsboard.com/uploads/factbook/geos/uk.html#Econ

Praxus
02 Nov 03,, 18:13
1 Bermuda .. a
2 Luxembourg 38,830
3 Switzerland 37,930
4 Norway 37,850
5 Liechtenstein .. a
6 United States 35,060
7 Japan 33,550
8 Channel Islands .. a
9 Denmark 30,290
10 Iceland 27,970
11 San Marino .. a
12 Cayman Islands .. a
13 United Kingdom 25,250
14 Sweden 24,820
15 Hong Kong, China 24,750
16 Monaco .. a
17 Netherlands 23,960
18 Ireland 23,870
19 Finland 23,510
20 Austria 23,390
21 Belgium 23,250
22 Germany 22,670
23 Canada 22,300
24 France 22,010 b
27 Singapore 20,690
29 Australia 19,740
31 Italy 18,960
34 Kuwait 18,270 a
37 Israel 16,710 a
38 New Caledonia 14,050 a
40 Bahamas, The 14,860 a
41 Spain 14,430
42 Macao, China 14,380 a
43 New Zealand 13,710
44 French Polynesia 16,150 a
46 Cyprus 12,320 a
48 Greece 11,660
49 Bahrain 11,130 a
50 Portugal 10,840
51 Puerto Rico 10,950 a
52 Korea, Rep. 9,930
53 Slovenia 9,810
54 Barbados 9,750 a
55 Antigua and Barbuda 9,390
56 Malta 9,200 a
58 Saudi Arabia 8,460 a
59 Oman 7,720 a
60 Palau 6,780 a

Ironduke
03 Nov 03,, 03:19
Updated Malaysia's ethnic information:

Malay and other indigenous 58%, Chinese 24%, Indian 8%, others 10% (2000)

Malay 47%, Chinese 24%, other indigenous 11%, Indian 7%, non-Malaysian citizens 7%, others 4%

Jay
03 Dec 03,, 03:54
Some more changes...

Teledensity in India - 6.48%

"India’s teledensity touched 6.48 per cent during the quarter ended September 2003, triggering the hope that the targeted teledensity of seven per cent would be achieved in the current quarterly period of October to December -

The gross subscriber base of basic and cellular services combined reached 64.77 million at the end of the quarter ended September 2003 from 58.70 million as on June, showing an overall increase of about 9.37 per cent.

While fixed line phone connections showed negligible growth, mobile subscribes registered a 33 per cent growth during the quarter ended September 2003 to touch 23 million, according to Trai. "

http://www.business-standard.com/today/story.asp?menu=19&story=28911

Also,
India ranks 10th in internet connectivity with 16.5 million people.
http://www.internetworldstats.com/top25.htm