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
Eyes of Collegiate Lacrosse World on Philadelphia Area For NCAA Championships
CBS Philly - 5/25/2015 1:37:53 PM
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Delaware Valley is transformed into lacrosse country this holiday weekend, with the University of Maryland winning the women’s collegiate title last night at PPL Park, in Chester. This afternoon, the Maryland men were taking on ...
11 Countries That Consume the Most Sugar In the World
INSIDER MONKEY - 5/25/2015 7:25:39 AM
If you are taking your coffee with sugar, you are already in a problem area, depending on how many cups ... with high levels of obesity and diabetes. The country that consumes the least sugar in the world is China, the world’s largest producer of xylitol.
The World's Most Tourist-Friendly Countries
MILLIONAIRE CORNER - 5/26/2015 4:07:01 PM
If you plan to be among them, but haven’t picked your destination, you might consider Spain, which, for the first, time, has been named the world’s most tourism-friendly country in the World ... region are among the area’s more advanced The United ...
Explainer: what is the List of World Heritage in Danger?
THE CONVERSATION - 5/25/2015 8:04:25 PM
Countries may seek to avoid listing (and any perceived shame attached to this) and address the concerns internally. This occurred when Ecuador’s Galapagos World Heritage Area was inscribed. Ecuador initially opposed the listing and asked for time to ...
Syria regime to accept de facto partition of country
Japan Today - 5/25/2015 6:21:13 AM
Weakened by years of war, Syria’s government appears ready for the country’s de facto partition ... which is close to the regime. “The world must think about whether the establishment of two terrorist states is in its interests or not,” he said ...
USBC impressed by area after Queens Tournament
Green Bay Press-Gazette - 5/24/2015 10:54:25 AM
The scratch tournament drew the top women bowlers from around the world and marked the return of the Professional Women's Bowling Association pro tour after a nearly 11-year hiatus. Bowlers from 33 states, Puerto Rico and 11 foreign countries competed in ...
Seven brothers? Remarkable World War II story
Times and Democrat - 5/25/2015 2:53:38 AM
And so, these Pittsburgh-area Polish women knew this battle was worth ... They did their duty, came home, raised families, and served their country in other ways. Seven boys. SEVEN boys in World War II. How can we repay families like these for their ...
Ireland Becomes First Country On Earth to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage By Popular Vote
TheMarySue - 5/23/2015 7:31:00 PM
In a popular vote of 62% in favor and 38% opposed, Ireland has become the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage ... In another deeply traditional and predominantly rural area, Donegal, the result was 54 percent to 46 percent for the ...
McHenry County area events pay tribute to fallen on Memorial Day
Northwest Herald - 5/26/2015 5:51:24 AM
These two are among a number of men and women who have died while serving their country, acknowledged Monday by keynote ... respect for lost American soldiers in other areas of the world, such as France, Italy and England. It was a point that resonated ...
Why the World Indoor Championships are a perfect fit for Portland: Oregon track & field rundown
OregonLive - 5/25/2015 9:48:49 AM
journalists and fans attending the two meets from all over the country and the world. I think there will be a residual benefit in terms of advertising the area for business and tourism. And ultimately, the World Indoor is just the sort of quirky event that ...
Son of Pakistan's president escapes bomb attack in country's southwest that killed 3 people
FOX News - 5/25/2015 6:14:04 AM
Police officer Ghulam Rasool says the bomb, planted on a motorcycle and detonated by remote control, exploded in the province's Hub industrial area as a vehicle carrying ... have been waging a long war in the country. Baluchistan separatists also have ...
Bayou Country Superfest 2015: Swift starts, Chesney rocks, rain delays, Shelton closes
The Times-Picayune - 5/25/2015 8:15:45 AM
Bayou Country Superfest halted temporarily because of rainstorm Chelsea Brasted: "Bayou Country Superfest was temporarily halted at about 8:30 p.m. on Sunday (May 24) as a large rainstorm moved through the Baton Rouge area. The postponement came only about ...
Building the digital European Research Area from the ground up
Phys.org - 5/26/2015 1:15:13 PM
The largest distributed computing infrastructure in the world The model was widely replicated to the ... but once it has been done within the EU the federation can be easily extended to non-EU countries. As a result, the federation today integrates e ...
Country music rocks New Jersey
Sentinel - 5/26/2015 3:38:23 PM
“I love how it takes me out of my world and into another one ... you will see that the Northeast is becoming the strongest area for country music,” Saddeh said. To some in the Garden State, country has transcended the music itself and has become ...
The Rock Vs. the World: From Godzilla to Racism, a List of Dwayne Johnson’s Would-Be Movie Foes
Daily Beast - 5/26/2015 5:08:27 AM
Racism) In a near-future America, the culture wars have escalated to dangerous levels, with the country under attack by those who would ... create a new Racist World Order. In this fractured environment, mixed-race freedom fighter Rock Margarita (The ...