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
Saving devils in a single disease-free area of country
Denver Post - 5/22/2016 11:56:39 AM
TASMAN PENINSULA, Australia — Drive over one narrow isthmus in Tasmania, and then another, and you'll reach the last place on Earth where wild Tasmanian devils live apart from a contagious cancer that threatens the fearsome marsupials' existence ...
Hartford Metro Area Has Country's 10th-Largest Population Loss
Courant - 5/20/2016 12:10:21 AM
The Hartford metro area — which includes Hartford, Tolland and Middlesex counties — had the country's 10th-largest population loss ... and where GE decided to move its headquarters. But Boston has world-class universities and hospitals, he noted.
Al-Qaida country head killed in Pakistan
Times of India - 5/21/2016 10:39:06 AM
The resident of northwest Dera Ismail Khan area, the commander was wanted in pertaining to murder of a senior army officer and attack on Parade Lane bombing in the country's east Punjab province on December 4, 2009 in which 36 people were killed.
BP Faces Setback In World’s Largest Unexplored Oil Basin
Yahoo Finance - 5/23/2016 9:28:08 PM
... Bight area off the coast of the country has attracted half a dozen major oil firms who have spent more than a billion dollars hunting for oil. The area is the largest relatively unexplored area in the world with potentially giant reserves of oil.
Taliban Chief Targeted by Drone Strike in Pakistan, Signaling a U.S. Shift
New York Times - 5/21/2016 11:53:40 PM
Although there was still no official reaction from the main Taliban spokesman, some Taliban commanders on Sunday denied the reports, saying their leader was not in the area of the strike ... from Asia and around the world delivered to your inbox every ...
Wave of bombings kills scores in area of Syria loyal to Assad
Washington Post - 5/23/2016 2:04:19 PM
BEIRUT — A wave of coordinated bombings in Syria claimed by the Islamic State killed at least 78 people Monday in the usually calm coastal area where Russian troops ... of Tartus and Jabla in a part of the country that has remained loyal to Syrian ...
It's Time the World Included Women and Children in the Peace Process
The Huffington Post - 5/23/2016 4:17:20 AM
The brutal event killed patients, medical staff and the only known paediatrician left in the area. Sadly, relentless assaults ... and boys are being used in conflict in over 20 countries around the world. In South Sudan, 16,000 children have been recruited ...
Trump seeks wall at Irish golf course threatened by rising seas
New York Daily News - 5/23/2016 6:36:20 PM
Officials at the Trump-owned course have said the beach area by the resort's 18th green has been disappearing ... to renegotiate the global pact President Obama created last year with other world powers to cut global warming-causing carbon emissions ...
Severini's World Class Soccer School, in its 27th year, offering local summer camps
Main Line Media News - 5/23/2016 1:21:22 PM
The remaining July camps will be held at the Haverford Reserve area. The last camp will be held Aug ... and development that have attracted players from all over the country and the world, have specialized in high level training for the middle school ...
Around the world
The Bulletin - 5/21/2016 7:11:31 AM
Also Friday, the World Health Organization confirmed that the strain of Zika ... and dumping her body in a weeded area near her home in the town of Uruma, according to news reports. India heat wave — India recorded its hottest day ever, when temperatures ...
Ranking the Top 15 College Football Towns in the Country
Bleacher Report - 5/20/2016 5:49:47 PM
"With fans around the country, Notre Dame football may seem strangely popular ... and it's home to perhaps the most famous tailgating venues in all of sports—"The Grove." The 10-acre area of world-class tailgating is so noteworthy that when ESPN's ...
The top 10 most biodiverse countries
Mongabay - 5/22/2016 11:20:52 AM
Due to its diversity of freshwater and marine ecosystems, the United States ranks particularly high in terms of fish species, while Venezuela is one of the world’s most biodiverse countries when it comes to birds. Despite having a smaller land area than ...
A Warming World Means Less Water, With Economic Consequences
NPR News - 5/21/2016 11:53:40 PM
a country which has recently experienced water problems of its own, in the form of torrential rain and flooding. He talked more about what the report shows, why economies need water, and why pricing water may be better for the world's poor. I think there ...
Al Qaeda Country Head Tayyab Nawaz Killed In Pakistan
NDTV - 5/21/2016 12:19:19 PM
A resident of northwest Dera Ismail Khan area, the commander was wanted for the murder of a senior army officer and attack on Parade Lane in the country's east Punjab province on December 4, 2009 in which 36 people were killed. Police in Multan region ...
There’s Still Time To Fix The World’s Most Pressing Environmental Problems, But Not Much
Think Progress - 5/20/2016 1:57:44 AM
Most of the world is suffering from desertification ... Illegal mining is another significant environmental issue in many Latin American countries. For instance, in Madre de Dios, a major area of the Peruvian Amazon, alluvial gold mining has devastated ...