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Ever wondered where in the world countries and cities you hear about actually are?

• Seen places in the news, and can't visualize where they are?

• Going on holiday and don't know how far away you will be?

• Not sure where world sports events are taking place?

WonderWorld shows you the whole world map, letting you quickly search for any location to pinpoint where it is in relation to you. With a built-in database of all countries and main cities you can quickly match places, or turn your phone to see a view from Alaska to Australia.

But it doesn't stop there! Further your knowledge of world events by viewing major news items as push-pins on the globe, exactly where they are happening. You can select from 35+ news feeds ranging from World News, Domestic News, Business, Finance, Sports, Entertainment, Technology and more.

Still not convinced? Try WonderWorldLite and see the features in action for North America and several world cities. We think you will be suitably impressed.

More detail: If you're on-line, clicking an item will show further location details about language, population, government, history, geography and flags etc. Using the pinch gesture also lets you zoom in and pan around to see more detail. Feeling lucky? Shake your phone to see a random location, can you guess where it is?

News items show you the headline for each location, and you can drill down and read the entire article now that you have a better understanding of where the event is happening.

It's Educational, it's practical and genuinely useful. Never have a blank look about current events or geography again.

While there are other world map applications on the App Store - WonderWorld doesn't just show clipped pictures, it uniquely shows you a global view of all world locations as well as letting you zoom in to see more.

(Note: News, zoom and article functionality require an internet connection, however searching in the global view is supported while off-line. This ensures a healthy balance of up to date information, while allowing offline usage. This app also works with the iPod touch as the GPS isn't strictly required).