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
Celebrate the life and music of country legend Dolly Parton
Wigan Today - 5/2/2016 8:52:47 AM
Then escape to the theatre and enjoy the music and story of the most celebrated female country singer of all time ... tells the tale of the blond bombshell from Tennessee who became a world famous singer/songwriter winning multiple awards and number ...
Armed guards at India's dams as drought grips country
The Guardian - 5/2/2016 8:38:28 AM
“Water is more precious than gold in this area,” Purshotam Sirohi ... a four-month rainy season which starts in June – to cultivate their crops, as the country lacks a robust irrigation system. Two weak monsoons have resulted in severe water ...
Around the world
The Bulletin - 5/2/2016 7:12:34 AM
Indonesian sailors released — Ten sailors from Indonesia who had been held hostage in the Philippines for more than a month were released Sunday, officials from both countries said ... damage to a portion of the area’s fragile and already distressed ...
Inside Eataly World, The 20-Acre Gourmet Theme Park Slated To Open In 2017
Forbes - 4/30/2016 4:26:08 PM
What’s more, there will be oil mills, truffles area, citrus greenhouses and an artisanal beer factory, according to the project manager. (Photo credit: Eataly World) Expecting Eataly World to attract 6 million visitors per year, Primori assures me that ...
Severini's World Class Soccer School, in its 27th year, offering local summer camps
Main Line Media News - 5/1/2016 9:04:07 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 ...
Protesters in Iraq, bombings raise questions about country's stability
Ithaca Journal - 5/1/2016 9:11:16 PM
The protesters announced Sunday they would temporarily end their sit-in and started to leave the heavily fortified area. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider ... State militant group and raised doubts about the country’s political stability 13 years after the ...
Sudan: South Sudanese Continue to Arrive in the Country
AllAfrica - 5/2/2016 8:31:18 AM
Advocacy by the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) for the resumption of IOM's registration and verification processes is ongoing both at the state and federal levels. Despite the unavailability of exact numbers, people displaced from the Jebel Marra area ...
May Day 2016: Introductory report by David North
World Socialist Web Site - 5/2/2016 6:29:37 AM
But the path to world domination was, as it turned out, strewn with unanticipated difficulties. The invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, despite initial military successes, have sparked growing resistance. In both countries the United States is caught in a ...
Damascus extends cease-fire by 48 hours
The State South Carolina's Homepage - 5/2/2016 6:22:28 AM
The Monday report said that President Bashar Assad's army would extend the cessation of hostilities that was declared Friday around the capital and the coastal Latakia region, following two weeks of escalating violence around the country. The truce ...
Assateague Tourism Boosts Local Economy by Nearly $110 Million
WGMD - 5/2/2016 7:34:03 AM
That spending supported 1,320 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $109,970,500. “Assateague Island National Seashore welcomes visitors from across the country and around the world,” Superintendent Debbie Darden ...
Rallies, clashes mark May Day around world
Japan Today - 5/2/2016 6:00:59 AM
Trade unions and other groups are staging rallies around the world to mark International Workers Day ... 300 largely peaceful marches Sunday in Paris and cities around the country. The traditional May Day rallies took on greater weight this year as ...
ISIL suicide bombers kill 31 in Iraq as country reels from political crisis and massive protests
Canada - 5/1/2016 10:05:33 AM
BAGHDAD — Two car bombs in the southern Iraqi city of Samawah on Sunday killed 31 people and wounded dozens, the latest in a series of large attacks claimed by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant as the country ... the worst-hit area, with 232 civilians ...
Why the country most poisoned by Chernobyl is going nuclear
BBC - 4/30/2016 12:12:36 AM
But despite being devastated by the fallout from the world's worst civil nuclear disaster, the country is now building its own nuclear ... close to Chernobyl, tells of how the area round her old home is within an exclusion zone which circles the site.
Around the World in 25 Days: Singapore abounds with unusual natural and cultural attractions
theday.com - 4/30/2016 11:35:37 PM
A great place to see nature is the Gardens by the Bay, a 250-acre series of gardens within walking distance of the downtown area. If you look ... A frequent world traveler, he has visited more than 50 countries and more than 100 World Heritage sites.
Solar plane leaving Moffett Field on start of cross-country trip
San Jose Mercury News - 5/2/2016 3:16:21 AM
The trip to the Phoenix area is the start of pilots' plan to cross the United States and make the first-ever round-the-world trip in a solar plane. Piccard and Borschberg are trying to show others how it's possible to sustain the earth's environment and ...