The object loaded is a sf object containing a world map data from Natural Earth with a few variables from World Bank



Formal class 'sf' [package "sf"]; the data contains a data.frame with 177 obs. of 11 variables:

  • iso_a2 character vector of ISO 2 character country codes

  • name_long character vector of country names

  • continent character vector of continent names

  • region_un character vector of region names

  • subregion character vector of subregion names

  • type character vector of type names

  • area_km2 integer vector of area values

  • pop integer vector of population in 2014

  • lifeExp integer vector of life expectancy at birth in 2014

  • gdpPercap integer vector of per-capita GDP in 2014

  • geom sfc_MULTIPOLYGON

The object is in geographical coordinates using the WGS84 datum.


See also

See the rnaturalearth package:


if (requireNamespace("sf", quietly = TRUE)) { library(sf) data(world) # or world <- st_read(system.file("shapes/world.gpkg", package="spData")) plot(world) }
#> Reading layer `world' from data source `/tmp/RtmpZcdVIy/temp_libpathb72c4795127db/spData/shapes/world.gpkg' using driver `GPKG' #> Simple feature collection with 177 features and 10 fields #> Geometry type: MULTIPOLYGON #> Dimension: XY #> Bounding box: xmin: -180 ymin: -90 xmax: 180 ymax: 83.64513 #> Geodetic CRS: WGS 84