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
World's overlooked countries to buy second citizenship, residency
CNN - 7/1/2013 3:56:43 AM
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 ...
Troon selected to manage The Royal Country Clubs in Chicago-area
World Golf - 12/11/2014 5:57:59 PM
Troon, the leader in upscale golf course management, development, and marketing is pleased to announce it has been selected to manage The Royal Country Clubs, a collection of four esteemed Chicago-area clubs ... partnering with the world's best golf ...
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 ...
Euro area ‘major risk to world growth’: OECD
CNBC - 11/25/2014 5:59:39 AM
"The euro area is grinding to a standstill and poses a major risk to world growth, as unemployment remains high ... which is rising sharply in line with voter disaffection." Major countries expected to post solid growth include the U.S., which the OECD ...
Dallas-area theatre schedules "Team America: World Police" after Sony pulls "The Interview"
CJDC Country - 12/18/2014 5:35:22 PM
After Sony cancelled the release of "The Interview," which depicts a hapless assassination attempt on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, a Dallas-area theatre pledged to screen "Team America: World Police," which lampoons Kim's late father, Kim Jong Il.
Washington: A world apart
Washington Post - 11/8/2013 11:55:28 PM
“I’ve come a long way,” said Farley, 46, pondering her path from a refugee camp to one of the country’s most affluent and educated Zip codes. “This is a wonderful area. I’m not sure ... different backgrounds and world views.
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 ...
490 - Map of the World's Countries Rearranged by Population
Big Think - 12/3/1980 11:53:41 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 ...
Improving science at universities in Muslim countries: Experts to formulate prescription
Eurek Alert - 12/17/2014 4:03:30 PM
Kuala Lumpur -- In Muslim countries, how is academic freedom ... Zakri: "It is vitally important that the Islamic World critically evaluate its own weaknesses and strengths in this important area by bringing together a diverse group of experts and ...
Largest Country of the World by Area
Meri News - 7/30/2014 11:57:20 PM
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 ...
SF Bay Area crooner steadily turning into an international artist
Global Nation - 12/18/2014 5:28:12 PM
Singing since the age of four, he started performing in front of actual audiences across the San Francisco Bay Area by age seven. After a trip to Hong Kong earlier this year to further his music career, he plans on continuing to travel the world ...
Ebola outbreak: Sierra Leone is battling to contain the virus, but one area of the country remains untouched
The Independent - 10/15/2014 8:24:19 PM
It is a poor place, dependent on small farms and gold mines, the largest of the country's 14 districts by land size and home to 265,000 residents. It borders Guinea, where the current Ebola outbreak began and first spilt over into Sierra Leone. Koinadugu ...
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 becomes ‘much smaller,’ learning is broadened for area families hosting students from other countries
Grand Forks Herald - 11/25/2014 3:57:58 AM
For Sherrie and Dan Schaefer, Kim is the daughter they never had. Kim, 24, has lived with the Schaefers for a little more than three years. She came to Grand Forks from Seoul, South Korea, to enroll in the air traffic control and commercial pilot program ...
Spending spree by investors from China dips into high-end Myrtle Beach golf courses
The State South Carolina's Homepage - 12/17/2014 9:11:18 PM
It also has purchased River Hills Golf & Country Club and Aberdeen Country Club ... who became familiar with courses in the area by playing in the 2013 Myrtle Beach World Amateur Handicap Championship, purchased Crown Park Golf Club in Longs for between ...