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
Area World War II vets chosen for Honor Flight to see national memorial
Joplin Globe - 3/30/2015 10:29:35 PM
This is a great country. These Honor Flights are a great way to recognize the people who helped make it that way.” Numbers According to Mike VanCampen, the Honor Flight network has transported more than 220,000 veterans of World War I, World War II ...
Bernie Sanders barnstorms Bay Area with socialist populist message
San Jose Mercury News - 3/31/2015 7:26:27 AM
SAN FRANCISCO -- There are few places in the nation where a democratic socialist independent who's mulling a presidential run would have more rock-star status than the Bay Area. Yet U.S. Sen ... to almost any state in this country, including the most ...
Things to know about Nigeria as new president is elected in Africa's most populous country
FOX News - 3/31/2015 7:36:36 PM
Here's a look at Africa's most populous country and biggest economy. GEOGRAPHY: Nigeria is twice the size of California, with an area of nearly 360,000 square miles (579,000 square kilometers). It is set on the Gulf of Guinea on West Africa's Atlantic ...
Garth Brooks announces Tampa stop on World Tour
MyFox Tampa Bay - 3/31/2015 8:45:11 AM
Big time country is coming back to Tampa. After 16 years, Garth Brooks has announced plans to play in the Bay area, and he's bringing a special guest! He and his wife Trisha Year wood, will play not one, but two shows, at the Amalie Arena on Friday ...
SIDBI, World Bank ink $543 million pacts for start-ups, MSMEs
Economic Times - 3/31/2015 5:56:23 PM
pacts with World Bank for two projects to provide debt assistance to start-ups, MSMEs and promote energy efficiency investments in the country. "The projects will mark a new beginning in the area of MSME financing and supplement the Government's thrust on ...
The dust that doesn't settle: Chinese city gets devoured by giant sandstorm cloud
Daily Mail - 4/1/2015 1:23:11 PM
The red sand swept across the northern part of the country bringing strong winds and floating sand to the regions of Xinjiang, Inner Mongolia, Gansu, Ningxia and Shaanxi, in what was the fourth sandstorm to hit the area this year. The organisation advised ...
Japan: a world leader in disaster prevention
Euronews - 3/30/2015 2:29:58 PM
"We are able to measure the magnitude of an earthquake in an instant and immediately send information across the country." Japan is a world-leader in thwarting ... Its impact, in an area where urbanisation stands at 50 percent, is considerable, as the ...
Sprint to rollout LTE Advanced to Chicago area
Computer World - 3/30/2015 8:35:03 PM
Sprint plans to add more than 540 jobs and 115 stores in the Chicago area along with its first LTE-Advanced upgrade ... the globe in the past year and is being used in more than 30 countries, including the U.S., according to the Global Mobile Suppliers ...
Dallas-area food and wine events
Dallas News - 3/31/2015 9:38:17 PM
ANCIENT GRAINS: This workshop is devoted to how to prepare grains and rice beloved for centuries around the world. The menu includes farro risotto ... Brewery co-founder Jeff Stuffings from the Hill Country, 10:30 a.m. Saturday. $65 (inclusive).
New Zealand All Whites' Winston Reid: The World Cup changed my life
Boxscore World Sportswire - 3/31/2015 3:04:35 PM
"It's massive for the country," he said. "The U-20s is a huge tournament on the world stage and we'll have a lot of the ... and Reid's formative steps came in the Auckland area, both share an enduring passion for the game they have championed.
In the hills of Sri Lanka’s tea country
The Bulletin - 3/29/2015 7:00:11 AM
We pushed through the compressed beehive of Hatton, past Castlereagh Lake and into the heart of tea plantation country, a world of verdant staircases occupied ... of four bungalows operated in the Hatton area by Ceylon Tea Trails, Sri Lanka’s first ...
'There Might be a Day when the World will Look to India for Food'
The New Indian Express - 3/31/2015 5:34:54 PM
CHENNAI: There might come a day where India will be providing food for the world, where due to climate change, other countries will look towards ... the need to allow earthworms native to the area thrive and not introduce any foreign worms for ...
Brazil's world-famous beaches now hazardous to health due to human pollution
Natural News - 4/1/2015 4:19:09 AM
In turn, birds and animals are attracted to the area. The beaches then turn into a dangerous mixture of trash and animal droppings, a situation which dermatology experts in the country say has ... the EPA as well as the World Health Organization (WHO ...
New eco-friendly airport to rise in Panglao Island, Bohol by 2017 - DOTC
interaksyon.com - 3/31/2015 3:08:45 AM
MANILA - A new world-class, eco-friendly airport ... the New Bohol Airport follows developments in the country’s other airports, including the opening of the Kalibo International Airport’s arrival area’s new wing last March 26 and the beginning ...
Air strike hits area of Yemeni refugee camp, killing 40
Today's Zaman - 3/30/2015 7:44:56 PM
He left Yemen on Thursday to attend an Arab summit and has not returned. The fighting has brought civil war to the Arabian Peninsula's poorest country, which was already sliding into chaos with a growing secessionist movement in the south and a covert US ...