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
World Bank highlights climate-poverty link
Inside Bay Area - 6/19/2013 8:07:10 AM
STOCKHOLM—The World Bank says it will increasingly view its efforts to help developing countries fight poverty through a "climate lens." In a report released Wednesday, the international lending institution warned that heat waves, rising seas ...
Area Golf Notebook: Ex-UNF star Sean Dale helps U.S. secure Palmer Cup
Florida Times-Union - 6/15/2013 10:23:45 PM
won and squared his singles matches by rallying from big deficits at the Wilmington Country Club. Dale went 2-1-1 overall as the U.S. won the match-play event against Europe 20.5-9.5. The Palmer Cup is named for World Golf Hall of Fame member ...
2 supercomputers from Pune in world's fastest 100
Times of India - 6/19/2013 12:50:31 AM
Over the years, India was losing its position in the supercomputer area in the world. In 2008, India had 10 machines in the top 500, but after that there was a bit of a downfall. In contrast, in 2004, China was nowhere on the scene but in the ...
World Bank Expects Muted Global Growth, Led By Developing World
L'online di Tribuna Economica - 6/14/2013 5:49:56 AM
Risks from advanced economies have eased and growth is firming, despite ongoing contraction in the Euro Area. However, the pick-up in developing countries will be modest because of capacity constraints in several middle income countries, says the World ...
UN: World population to reach 8.1 billion in 2025
Inside Bay Area - 6/13/2013 3:45:16 PM
UNITED NATIONS—The United Nations forecast Thursday that the world's population will increase from 7.2 billion today to 8.1 billion in 2025, with most growth in developing countries and more than half in Africa. By 2050, it will reach 9.6 billion.
World Heritage Body Wants Drilling Ban in Gorilla Sanctuary
Environment News Service - 6/17/2013 5:35:03 PM
first nominated in 2006 * – El Pinacate and Grando Desierto de Altar Biosphere Reserve in the Sonoran Desert of northwest Mexico, east of the Gulf of California, hosts over 540 species of plants, 40 mammal species and 200 bird species ...
Syria troops fight rebels near Shiite shrine
KSL-TV - 6/19/2013 1:00:40 PM
BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian troops backed by Lebanese Hezbollah fighters clashed Wednesday with rebel forces south of a Damascus suburb that is home to a major Shiite Musim shrine in an attempt to secure the area surrounding the revered site, activists said ...
Lakes area women witness world events in Turkey
Brainerd Dispatch - 6/19/2013 2:52:13 AM
This is what the rest of the country saw on TV, this is what they knew to be true, as it was not televised live. With my own eyes I saw children and elderly being escorted out of the area. These are not marginal groups being attacked by the ...
Staying Afloat—World’s Low-Lying Communities Plan for Rising Seas
The Epoch Times - 6/16/2013 6:33:30 PM
VENICE, Italy. Sea level rise is a particular concern for this flood-prone city. It’s in the process of realizing an expensive and oft-delayed system of underwater barriers that would be raised in the event of flooding over 43 inches (110 centimeters ...
World Bank Group : World Bank Expects Muted Global Growth, Led By Developing World
4-traders - 6/13/2013 5:08:11 AM
despite ongoing contraction in the Euro Area. However, the pick-up in developing countries will be modest because of capacity constraints in several middle income countries, says the World Bank in the newly-released Global Economic Prospects (GEP ...
World Bank projects lower 2.2pc global growth in 2013
Big News Network - 6/13/2013 9:07:23 PM
pulled down by ongoing contraction in the Euro Area and a modest growth in developing countries due to supply side bottlenecks, says World Bank in its latest Global Economic Prospects (GEP) report. On the positive side, risks from advanced economies have ...
FAO Statistical Yearbook 2013 - World Food and Agriculture
ReliefWeb - 6/19/2013 11:27:36 AM
Greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture grew 1.6 percent per year during the decade after the year 2000, new FAO data presented in the yearbook show, with the sector's total annual output in 2010 reaching 5 billion tons of carbon dioxide ...
7 Countries With the Highest Health Care Costs
The Motley Fool - 6/15/2013 6:06:03 PM
5. Canada Canada stands as the second-largest country in the world in terms of geographical area, but it also has relatively large health care costs. Canadians spend 11.4% of GDP on health care. The country's $4,445 per capita in medical ...
Fracking fuels water fights in the country’s driest areas
Enid News & Eagle - 6/17/2013 3:51:51 AM
Smith’s fields, like the rest of the county, were declared to be in a drought disaster area this year by the USDA. “I was going to bed every night and praying to the good Lord that we would get just one rain on the crop,” said Smith, who hopes to ...
World Bank Forecasts 2.2 Percent Global Growth This Year
Silicon India - 6/14/2013 9:53:19 AM
despite ongoing contraction in the Euro Area, the pick-up in developing countries will be modest because of capacity constraints in several middle income countries, says the World Bank In its latest Global Economic Prospects (GEP) report, the World Bank ...