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
Which areas around the world are most prone to tornadoes?
AccuWeather - 3/28/2017 9:30:55 AM
"Bangladesh is another area that can get violent tornadoes ... tend to be anticlockwise and Southern Hemisphere clockwise," Brooks said. Countries around the world have a variety of different names for tornadoes. The Netherlands has Windhoos, which ...
The world’s happiest country?
BBC - 3/29/2017 10:44:18 PM
View image of Colombia is ranked as one of the happiest countries in the world (Credit: Credit ... but does it extend everywhere, to areas where people live in the most desperate conditions? Can there be peace even in the hardest of places?
The World Happiness Report is out and the U.S. has fallen. Sad!
Washington Post - 3/20/2017 10:01:53 AM
The World Happiness Report rankings are based on data ... by the absence of corruption in business and government.” All the countries in the top 10 scored highly in those six areas, with Norway as the leading example of how those factors contribute ...
The world's top 10 companies, ranked by reputation
Business Insider - 3/28/2017 12:41:12 AM
To compile the rankings, the Reputation Institute collected more than 240,000 ratings from 15 countries ... in the world is due to its incredibly high reputation for products and services. It was in the top 10 for every category in those areas.
Atelier Crenn, Benu and other Bay Area restaurants make appearances on World's 50 Best list
San Francisco Gate - 3/28/2017 9:38:04 AM
The Bay Area's new entry is Atelier Crenn (#83), the acclaimed Fillmore Street restaurant from Dominique Crenn. After years of being heralded as the one of the country's best chefs, and being named the best female chef in the world last year, Crenn's ...
Country With The World's Largest Oil Reserves Runs Out Of Gasoline
zerohedge.com - 3/29/2017 6:45:05 AM
While fuel supplies in the country with the world's largest proven oil reserves ... said in an interview while waiting outside of a gas station in the Las Mercedes area of eastern Caracas on Thursday. “I’ve been waiting 30 minutes here, and ...
World's largest dinosaur footprint discovered in Australia
FOX News - 3/29/2017 12:25:42 AM
The Walmadany area is home to the world's largest dinosaur tracks ... Most of Australia's dinosaur fossils have previously come from the eastern side of the vast country. Earlier this year, scientists discovered the remains of a flesh-eating dinosaur ...
CHART: Where The World's Refugees Are
NPR News - 3/27/2017 12:42:23 AM
That explains why the top refugee-hosting countries neighbor conflict areas like South Sudan and Syria ... We rely very heavily on support of the governments of the world." The U.S., for example, has given $5.9 billion in humanitarian aid to Syria since ...
Hollande: Europe can beat protectionism by working with Asia
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - 3/27/2017 10:43:41 AM
In March, the world's top economic powers dropped ... on Strategic Partnership in 2012 to strengthen ties in areas such as trade and investment, defense and space technology. On Monday, the two countries pledged to ramp up collaboration in sectors such ...
Somalia’s drought threatens half of country’s population
Arab News - 3/29/2017 6:48:04 PM
Some are moving to urban areas, others into neighboring countries. Each day, dozens of new arrivals come ... which together make up what the UN calls the world’s largest humanitarian disaster in more than 70 years. Africa’s hunger crisis strikes ...
13 world apparel giants and their India success stories
indiaretailing.com - 3/30/2017 4:20:44 AM
This company has its presence in 120 countries around the world and owns Gucci ... These brands have exclusive stores in malls and high-street areas in Tier I and some Tier II cities in India. In India: Swatch – a popular brand among the urban ...
World TB Day: Ghanaians urged to unite to end TB
Ghana Broadcasting Corporation - 3/24/2017 8:45:33 AM
This year's national celebration of the world Tuberculosis Day ... to the mining activities in the area. Tuberculosis still remains a silent killer today and continues to be among the ten top killer diseases in the country. Tarkwa and Obuasi were the ...
Country Notebook of Canada
scribd.com - 3/16/2017 7:24:58 PM
Spanning over 9.9 million square kilometres, Canada is the world's second-largest country by total area, and its common border with the United States is the longest land border in the world. Canada is a federal state that is governed as a parliamentary ...
The Most Dangerous Countries for Travelers
MSN - 3/29/2017 4:32:04 PM
... is currently the most dangerous country in the world due to the civil war. Government forces and various rebel groups have ruined the infrastructure of big parts of the country and even residential areas with bombs. There is a serious risk for ...
Largest Countries in the World by Area
mapsofworld.com - 2/15/2017 11:55:35 PM
The world's ten biggest countries by size are ranked based on information from the CIA World Factbook. The numbers shown are based on the total land area of each country, including both land and water areas within the international boundaries. Russia is ...