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
Academy of Country Music Awards could return to AT&T Stadium every five years
Dallas News - 4/17/2015 10:44:01 PM
Guinness World Records agreed to create a new category ... “To me, this is like the mecca of country music fans,” he said. “If you took a poll around this area, I’m sure 95 percent of the people that live here are country music fans.
How is Kenya fighting Al Shabab? By all means necessary.
The Christian Science Monitor - 4/18/2015 3:47:39 PM
The country’s embattled government is appealing to Kenyans like ... That attack came two weeks after 28 Christians were murdered after being dragged off a bus traveling in the same area. Then Garissa happened. “What would you have [the government ...
World Bank plan aims at ending poverty, hunger by 2030
Dawn - 4/18/2015 8:16:41 AM
nutrition-specific interventions in 34 countries having 90pc of the world’s children with stunted-growth could help reduce stunting by 20pc and prevalence of severe wasting by 60pc. The third area is strengthening value across food chains and improving ...
New photo shows China’s first airfield in the world’s most contested archipelago
Washington Post - 4/16/2015 1:19:42 PM
Other Southeast Asian countries also maintain a hodgepodge of installations and listening posts on the Spratly archipelago but can't match the speed and capability of the Chinese. The Spratly Islands lie in an area some say could yield rich underwater ...
12 hurt in Denver-area crash involving 2 bands’ tour buses
The Seattle Times - 4/17/2015 12:57:03 PM
Eleven of his passengers suffered minor to moderate injuries. Their bus then hit another truck and a tour bus carrying crew members of the country band Thompson Square. Both bands were headed to Denver for shows Friday night but were not traveling together.
Multiple Bronx Elementary Students Sickened By Excedrin PM
CBS New York - 4/17/2015 11:55:36 PM
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Nation & World briefing
The Bulletin - 4/17/2015 7:06:17 AM
Syria chlorine attacks — U.N. Security Council members were moved to tears Thursday as the first eyewitness to the latest suspected chlorine attacks on civilians in Syria emerged from the country to give ... The medical area was so cramped that one ...
Culture Minister notes strides made by Jamaica in World Heritage
Go Jamaica - 4/17/2015 11:55:36 PM
Of the 191 Countries which have ratified the Convention, the World Heritage Committee comprises only 21 States ... parents and guardians to build the awareness of children and youth in this emerging area of cultural heritage. “There is merit and a ...
L.A.’s Toxic Waste Outrage Mirrors Environmental Scandal in Black Communities Across the Country
Atlanta Black Star - 4/18/2015 2:07:26 PM
An astonishing 91 percent of residents located within two miles of Los Angeles’ largest toxic waste area are African-American ... Exide Technologies, one of the world’s largest producers and distributors of batteries, avoided criminal charges by ...
Mexico's First TRYP by Wyndham Hotel Opens
Market Watch - 4/16/2015 2:59:55 PM
0.45% today announced the opening of TRYP by Wyndham Mexico City World Trade Center, the first TRYP by Wyndham hotel in the country. The hotel is strategically located just steps from the World Trade Center, and only six miles from Mexico City ...
Countdown begins for County’s hosting of 2016 IBU Biathlon World Cup with announcement of Pineland Farms as first major sponsor
Bangor Daily News - 4/17/2015 8:13:42 PM
Teams and visitors from the participating countries are expected to arrive ... the outstanding support of the hundreds of area residents who volunteer, the communities who host visitors from around the world, and certainly not without the support and ...
Singer Sam Hunt rising in both country and pop worlds
The Miami Herald - 4/18/2015 10:47:00 AM
Hunt has dominated the country music charts and is steadily crossing over into the pop world: His debut single ... news and gossip in the South Florida area and beyond.
12 hurt in Denver-area crash involving tour buses amid fog
York Daily Record - 4/17/2015 5:04:36 AM
Eleven other people on that bus suffered minor to moderate injuries. The Twin Shadow bus then hit another truck and a tour bus carrying crew members of the country band Thompson Square. No one in those vehicles was injured. Both bands were headed to Denver ...
World Briefs: U.S. Army trainers arrive in Ukraine
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 4/18/2015 3:58:59 AM
Greece — Greece’s major creditors are not ready to let the country drop out of the euro as long as Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras shows willingness to meet at least some key demands, two people familiar with the discussions said Friday. Euro-area ...
Delhi Celebrates World Heritage Day With Walks, Quizzes, Lectures
NDTV - 4/18/2015 11:29:57 AM
Delhi has three world heritage sites - Red Fort ... too marked the day by celebrating the legacy of the country. "We held a heritage walk in the morning for children and about 600 of them turned up. The walk in the area was guided by local people of ...