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
How protected are they? Report finds world's Protected Areas may relax, shrink, even completely disappear (PART I)
Mongabay - 10/28/2014 3:44:03 PM
One remarkable database established by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), PADDDtracker.org ... kilometer to as large as altering 103,600 square kilometers (mean area affected per country was ~1300 square kilometers). Across the three regions assessed, PADDD ...
China gives $6 million for food in Ebola countries
Inside Bay Area - 10/19/2014 10:06:57 PM
BEIJING (AP) — China has contributed $6 million to the World Food Program to help stave off food shortages in countries worst affected by the Ebola virus. The WFP announced Monday that the money will go to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, where the ...
3 Countries Share Top Challenges in Corn, Soybean Production
Ag Web - 10/30/2014 10:58:20 PM
Every corner of the world has its own unique obstacles to overcome when it comes to crop production. Weather aside, representatives from three countries shared what they see as their area’s biggest challenge for corn and soybean production. In Argentina ...
China's shadow banking sector growing rapidly, third largest in world - FSB
Reuters - 10/31/2014 12:20:04 PM
The country vaulted ahead in the rankings under a new ... which brought increased scrutiny of the industry and the risks it poses to the world's second-largest economy. China's government is now weighing new rules to tame this less-regulated, riskier ...
Why For aren't there more countries in Epcot's World Showcase area?
Jim Hill Media - 10/26/2014 11:53:11 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 ...
China's shadow banking sector now third largest in world
ABS-CBN News - 10/31/2014 2:00:17 PM
BEIJING - China's shadow banking sector continued to grow at breakneck speed in 2013 and now ranks as the third largest in the world, a report released by the Financial Stability Board showed on Thursday. The country ... and Euro area each account for ...
Algeria: Business Climate - World Bank Ranks Algeria Among Countries Having Embarked On Reform Process
AllAfrica - 10/29/2014 4:32:58 PM
Washington DC — The World Bank ranked Algeria among the 11th countries of the North Africa and Middle East ... have reformed in at least one area," says the international financial institution in its new annual report. The World Bank said that Algeria ...
Watch Bay Area’s Matt Stonie Eat The 10,000 Calorie, 10 Lb ‘World’s Largest English Breakfast’
live105.cbslocal.com - 10/29/2014 10:27:54 AM
Bay Area competitive eater Matt Stonie posted his latest food challenge the “Massive 10,000 Calorie English Breakfast Challenge.” “Lots of my fans across the pond have been asking me to attempt their countries well known Giant Breakfast Challenges.”
World briefs: Palestinian state wins recognition
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 10/31/2014 3:51:49 AM
ANKARA, Turkey— Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan this week unveiled his new palace in the outskirts of the country’s capital, Ankara. The gaudy residence boasts 1,000 rooms and apparently cost some $350 million to construct. Its total area ...
When Saudi Arabia Ruled the World
Daily Beast - 10/31/2014 9:13:57 AM
As the Arabian Peninsula flourished, the area became the center of cultural development ... of the commission for tourism and antiquities, wants the outside world to know about his country’s cultural heritage. “It’s an unbelievably beautiful ...
Cities are lapping countries on climate action
Grist - 9/29/2014 8:18:50 AM
While most C40 cities are in developed countries, the group is actively recruiting ... Also, in the developing world it is more common for the entire metro area to be under one urban or regional government, and those are the fastest-growing urban areas.
Ski Hearth Farm – America’s Newest Cross Country Ski Area Set to Open This Season
northforkvue.com - 10/14/2014 9:58:34 PM
Ski Hearth Farm cross country ski area in historic Sugar Hill ... Sno-Engineering is now a world-wide leader in mountain resort industry. In 1939, the Hannah’s opened the farm for ski guests. Several items on the menu were raised on the farm and provided ...
Country music festival donates to area groups
The World - 10/16/2014 10:43:19 AM
The festival was held Aug. 1-3 on private property in the Sixes area. The Cape Blanco Country Music Festival worked with area schools, allowing them to sell tickets as a fundraiser. Schools received $40 out of every ticket sold. Brookings Christian School ...
Joyce DiDonato to sing national anthem at Game 7 of World Series
Los Angeles Times - 10/29/2014 4:32:58 PM
So far, this year's World Series has seen the national anthem performed by the likes of Carlos Santana, country-music star Trisha Yearwood ... born in Kansas and grew up in the Kansas City, Mo., area. She attended Wichita State University and received ...
World Bank chief pleads for more medics to fight Ebola
Yahoo News - 10/28/2014 5:31:25 PM
Kim said medics should remember their vocation and the Hippocratic oath and not shy away from going to a problem area ... think that Africa is a country and unfortunately it sounds crazy saying it here, but out there in the world, a problem in three ...