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
Africa tightens Ebola travel curbs as affected countries face food shortages
IN - 8/22/2014 6:26:25 AM
MONROVIA (Reuters) - African countries tightened travel curbs on Thursday in an effort to contain the Ebola outbreak, ignoring World Health Organization warnings ... with the army on Wednesday after the area was quarantined to curb the spread of Ebola ...
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 ...
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.
World's overlooked countries to buy second citizenship, residency
CNN - 7/1/2013 2:26:39 PM
Anyone in the world can apply for citizenship, save one country ... An Austrian passport easily gives that option by opening many borders. The country is a member of the Schengen Area with its 26 countries spanning most of western Europe sharing common ...
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 ...
Anti-government protesters claim victory after occupying area around parliament
FOX News - 8/20/2014 5:31:32 AM
Famous cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan and cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri have led twin rallies calling on Sharif to step down over alleged voting fraud in the election that brought him to office last year in the country's first-ever democratic transfer of ...
Largest Country of the World by Area
Meri News - 8/16/2014 6:12:04 AM
Russia is the largest country in the world by total area covering more than one eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area. Russia's total area is 17,075,400 square kilometres. Country has the world's largest forest reserves. With more than 143 million ...
White House could announce world's largest marine reserve soon
The Christian Science Monitor - 8/20/2014 9:37:54 PM
Other countries are also working to expand the area of such ocean havens ... established by President George W. Bush in 2009, into the world’s largest marine reserve. In the process it would double the area globally subject to such tight fishing ...
World’s first five country protected area to conserve “Europe’s Amazon”
WWF Panda - 3/24/2011 11:55:49 PM
Austria, Croatia, Hungary, Serbia and Slovenia today signed a historic declaration to establish a trans-boundary UNESCO Biosphere Reserve to protect their shared nature and wildlife along the Mura, Drava and Danube rivers, “Europe’s Amazon”.
World War II Fast Facts
CNN - 8/21/2014 8:25:08 PM
Economic Issues - World War I was devastating to countries' economies. Although the European economy ... Hitler wanted to annex the Sudetenland, an area in western Czechoslovakia where many Germans lived. British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain wanted ...
China is the world's second-largest country by land area!
Pakistan Defence - 5/2/2013 11:58:53 PM
what happens if you hypothetically exclude tibet, uyghur and inner mongolia? thats 4 million square km right there. if you add the adjoining sichuan, qinghai, gansu then thats roughly 60% of China. why ethnic minority provinces make up such a large chunk ...
Austria to host World Masters Mountain Running Championships
Examiner - 8/21/2014 10:33:58 PM
The top three men and women in each 5-year age category receive medals – gold, silver, bronze – and there is team competition as well which consists of the first three to finish for each country per ... stranger to hosting world-class mountain running ...
Why For aren't there more countries in Epcot's World Showcase area?
Jim Hill Media - 8/14/2014 11:53:52 PM
Kathy T. writes in to say: In honor of the upcoming 25th anniversary of Epcot, I was wondering if you could share some stories about how that theme park actually came into being. Well, one part of the Epcot Center story that has (in my opinion, anyway ...
Ebola virus damages countries' economies
Wikinews - 8/22/2014 1:40:05 AM
Mining in the area had been a growing industry, now hit by companies pulling workers out of the country, and transport problems caused ... has been deflated by 30% because of Ebola", and the World Bank is forecasting a fall of 1% in the growth of Guinea's ...
Area doctors continue performing surgeries in third-world countries
Buffalo News - 6/8/2014 9:52:53 PM
A 10-year-old Ghanaian boy no longer has to live with six fingers on each hand. For the first time in his life, he can put his hands in his pockets and make a fist. Most importantly, he’s no longer considered a social outcast. Orthopedic surgeon Robert ...