Definition: This entry includes three subfields. Total area is the sum of all land and water areas delimited by international boundaries and/or coastlines. Land area is the aggregate of all surfaces delimited by international boundaries and/or coastlines, excluding inland water bodies (lakes, reservoirs, rivers). Water area is the sum of the surfaces of all inland water bodies, such as lakes, reservoirs, or rivers, as delimited by international boundaries and/or coastlines.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Area map
490 - Map of the World's Countries Rearranged by Population
Big Think - 11/20/2010 11:59:42 PM
What if the world were rearranged so that the inhabitants of the country with the largest population would move to the country with the largest area? And the second-largest population would migrate to the second-largest country, and so on? The result would ...
How Brazil eventually won the FIFA World Cup!
Daily News and Analysis - 7/18/2014 9:38:15 AM
... are claiming a 2014 FIFA World Cup victory of in a different area. Brazil's federal government released figures this week that claimed that the World Cup was a triumph for the country's transportation and tourism industries. Brazilian president Dilma ...
2 Ukrainian jet fighters shot down in rebel-held area
USA Today - 7/23/2014 8:56:32 AM
Russian-backed separatists shot down two Ukrainian fighter jets Wednesday in the eastern regions of the country, according to the Ukrainian Defense Ministry. It was the first reported shootdown of a plane in the area since a Malaysia Airlines jetliner ...
Get happy in the world's happiest countries
CNN - 3/20/2014 12:29:12 PM
The happiest of countries -- many of which are in Scandinavia ... The Great Barrier Reef covers 344,400 kilometers in area and includes the largest coral reef ecosystem in the world. Some 600 continental islands, 3,000 coral reefs and about 150 inshore ...
Togo: environmental security, still a challenge for gulf of guinea countries-Experts
en.starafrica.com - 7/23/2014 12:52:45 PM
Environmental security remains a challenge in the Gulf of Guinea and needs a sustained, robust response by countries in the area, Abidjan Convention Regional ... The Gulf of Guinea is among the world’s most productive marine areas. However, it faces ...
World's overlooked countries to buy second citizenship, residency
CNN - 6/28/2013 8:06:39 PM
... country is a member of the Schengen Area with its 26 countries spanning most of western Europe sharing common borders without immigration control -- not to mention more than 160 countries in total around the world -- on par with Australia and Canada.
Journal-World All-Area girls cross country team
LJWORLD - 11/28/2012 6:10:01 AM
In her final season running for the Lions, the speedy senior finished in the top three at six different races before illness slowed her down in her season finale at the Class 6A state meet, where she finished 27th in the 4K. Morgan’s top time came when ...
Journal-World All-Area Cross Country: Boys
LJWORLD - 12/3/2011 8:24:39 AM
• Kain Anderson, Free State senior — raced to second place at Class 6A state championship, posting a 15:55.1 at Rim Rock Farm. • Dawson Colglazier, Santa Fe Trail junior — won three meets this year, dropped his personal record by 42 seconds and ...
Total forest coverage by country
theguardian.com - 9/1/2009 11:57:45 PM
Richer countries such as Canada, Switzerland and Croatia managed to keep their number of hectares at a stable number or have enlarged their total forest area in the same period. But globally, the trend is clear: our forests are disappearing rapidly.
Will unprepared countries be able to survive the forthcoming tragedies?
Earth Times - 7/19/2014 4:00:38 AM
The October 2010 floods in Thailand were the worst on record, with thousands of hectares covered, up to the doors of Bangkok, and destroying much of the area's rice crop ... said that the world's richest countries had their fair share of more intense ...
Indonesia now country with world's highest deforestation rate
New Kerala - 7/17/2014 5:21:44 AM
A report, recently published in the Nature Climate Change magazine, revealed that the Indonesian archipelago lost almost twice the forest area (840,000 hectares ... At the same time, the country is the world's largest producer of palm oil and one of ...
Washington: A world apart
Washington Post - 11/8/2013 11:55:28 PM
“This is a wonderful area. I’m not sure all the people ... Frey said Washington is an example of how the country is compartmentalizing itself into clusters of people with different backgrounds and world views. “It’s a magnet for people who grew ...
Is Sweden really one of the world’s greenest countries?
Anchorage Daily News - 7/23/2014 1:04:05 AM
Not only was Sweden one of the first countries in the world to introduce a tax on carbon-dioxide emissions ... people relieving themselves in the street -- and for a built up area that is certainly an environmental problem. Determining just how ...
Vietnam’s eight World Heritage Sites
Tuoitre News - 7/22/2014 4:47:11 AM
one of the country’s momentous relics, was initially built during the Ly Dynasty and subsequently expanded by the Tran, Le and Nguyen Dynasties. The central area of the imperial citadel was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2010. The royal ...
Depopulation Debate in Japan, One of the World’s First Countries to Face the Issues
Ecology - 7/23/2014 12:28:18 AM
The projections were based on the calculation of demographic change in each of about 380,000 blocks (each with an area of one square kilometer ... Japan is farther ahead than any country in the world in the aging of society and with a declining population.