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, 2014See also: Area map
The country's highest paid big-city mayor is reportedly right here in San Francisco
San Francisco Gate - 1/18/2017 9:05:22 AM
San Francisco isn't the biggest city in the world, but its mayor makes the biggest salary in ... budget and often ranks as the most expensive city for living expenses in the country. San Francisco, along with Honolulu and Los Angeles, are also among ...
World tourists reached 1.2bn last year, speared by Asians; Europe hit by security fears
MercoPress - 1/19/2017 8:35:33 AM
The number of people living in Asia and discovering both their own region and the rest of the world rose eight percent compared to 2015, the Madrid-based body said. The Asia-Pacific area ... ranking of the most visited countries, saying this would be ...
Global Peace Index Report Reveals the World’s Most Peaceful Countries
realclearlife.com - 1/11/2017 10:18:06 AM
Iceland is the world’s most peaceful country, followed by Denmark, pictured, and Austria. (Getty Images) Two of the main areas of deterioration were the Middle East and Africa, where conflicts intensified and became “more entrenched,” per Steve ...
Why Russia — a country with less money than Canada and fewer people than Nigeria — runs the world now
National Post - 1/16/2017 10:12:10 AM
The country has sent its armed forces into battle no less than five times since the year 2000: In Chechnya, in the Caucasus border areas, Georgia ... which it earned through victory in the Second World War. What’s more, Russia uses it.
Sierra Leone: Despite World Bank's U.S.$138 Million for 57 MW Electricity Supplywestern Area Still Struggles With 36.5 Megawatts
AllAfrica - 1/18/2017 7:13:49 PM
We now look forward to successful implementation of the project," said Henry Kerali, World Bank Country Director for Sierra Leone in that release. Since the start of the New Year, many communities in the Western Area have been going days without ...
Will world leaders be wiped out by WALL OF SNOW? Alps put on AVALANCHE ALERT in Davos
The Daily Express - 1/19/2017 1:00:24 PM
are meeting for the annual World Economic Forum. A warning has been issued by research institute SLF, which works on behalf of the Government's department for forest, snow and landscape. A map showed the area of Davos was on 'considerable' alert due to the ...
The Best Countries to Start a Business Are . . .
www.entrepreneur.com - 1/19/2017 12:14:28 AM
Opportunities exist everywhere -- not just in your own home country or hometown. While much has been said about globalization and our increasingly connected world, if you're starting ... check to see if the area is business friendly and do investigative ...
Boss of the world's largest recruiter: 'One-off education followed by a career will no longer work'
The Business Insider - 1/19/2017 1:54:41 AM
Adecco DAVOS, SWITZERLAND — The world is going through a seismic shift in the make ... beyond automation and replacement of lower skilled jobs. Rapid development in areas like machine-to-machine communications and the Internet of Things, coupled with ...
World needs more globalization, not less
Xinhua News Agency - 1/19/2017 6:36:51 PM
China will advance the building of a Free Trade Area in the Asia-Pacific and negotiations ... and deliver its benefits to all countries. Taking China's accession to the World Trade Organization as an example, despite bewilderment and fear from foreign ...
Planet Football: Top countries where the sport is thriving
ABC News - 1/19/2017 7:16:49 AM
What follows is a subjective ranking of the top countries from a standpoint of participation and ... Who is playing: NFL interest has soared in London and the surrounding areas since the start of the International Series in 2007. This year, a total of ...
Food security threatened by sea-level rise
Science Daily - 1/18/2017 3:46:14 PM
Coastal countries are highly prone to ... a major role in rendering agriculture in these areas, rice production in particular, increasingly difficult. Hot spots for climate change impacts According to the World Bank, salinity issues in Bangladesh will ...
Around the world
The Bulletin - 1/17/2017 11:58:21 AM
Noor Salman was taken into custody in the San Francisco Bay Area and is facing charges in Florida ... The alliance between Egypt and Saudi Arabia, two of the most influential Sunni countries in the world, has been tense for more than a year, with Egypt ...
Asia drives rise in 2016 world tourism numbers: UN
MSN - 1/17/2017 3:40:16 PM
The number of people living in Asia and discovering both their own region and the rest of the world rose eight percent compared to 2015, the Madrid-based body said. The Asia-Pacific area, meanwhile ... varied widely from one country to the next.
Was 2016 the year the world turned its back on free trade?
The Huffington Post - 1/16/2017 7:59:09 PM
In its September forecast, the World Trade Organization (WTO ... They note that slowdown of goods consumption affects 143 countries out of 171 under review, including China, Brazil and the nations in the Euro area, among others. In this respect, the ...
'We're leaving the EU to embrace the world,' Theresa may tells world and business leaders
Sunderland Echo - 1/19/2017 2:54:56 PM
She acknowledged that the country was facing a "period of momentous change". "It means we must go through a tough negotiation and forge a new role for ourselves in the world," she said ... industry and finance are key areas for us and we will be, as ...