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
490 - Map of the World's Countries Rearranged by Population
Big Think - 11/20/2010 11:59:42 PM
What if the world were rearranged so that the inhabitants of the country with the largest population would move to the country with the largest area? And the second-largest population would migrate to the second-largest country, and so on? The result would ...
Repatriated Works Back in Their Countries of Origin
New York Times - 4/19/2014 3:46:52 AM
The area has long been sacred to Persephone ... Some repatriation cases underscore countries asserting their place on the world stage rather than simply reclaiming past glory. In 2010 the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History agreed to return to Peru ...
Get happy in the world's happiest countries
CNN - 3/21/2014 3:23:59 AM
The happiest of countries -- many of which are in Scandinavia ... The Great Barrier Reef covers 344,400 kilometers in area and includes the largest coral reef ecosystem in the world. Some 600 continental islands, 3,000 coral reefs and about 150 inshore ...
Journal-World All-Area boys cross country team
LJWORLD - 11/28/2012 6:31:29 AM
The Wildcats senior raced to top-10 finishes at the Rim Rock Farm Classic and KC Metro Championship before taking first place in the Frontier League, winning a Class 4A regional title and finishing his outstanding prep cross country career as 4A’s state ...
World's overlooked countries to buy second citizenship, residency
CNN - 6/29/2013 5:32:09 AM
... country is a member of the Schengen Area with its 26 countries spanning most of western Europe sharing common borders without immigration control -- not to mention more than 160 countries in total around the world -- on par with Australia and Canada.
Journal-World All-Area girls cross country team
LJWORLD - 11/28/2012 6:10:01 AM
In her final season running for the Lions, the speedy senior finished in the top three at six different races before illness slowed her down in her season finale at the Class 6A state meet, where she finished 27th in the 4K. Morgan’s top time came when ...
World’s first five country protected area to conserve “Europe’s Amazon”
wwf.panda.org - 3/24/2011 11:55:49 PM
Austria, Croatia, Hungary, Serbia and Slovenia today signed a historic declaration to establish a trans-boundary UNESCO Biosphere Reserve to protect their shared nature and wildlife along the Mura, Drava and Danube rivers, “Europe’s Amazon”.
Largest Country of the World by Area
Meri News - 4/2/2014 2:05:20 AM
Russia is the largest country in the world by total area covering more than one eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area. Russia's total area is 17,075,400 square kilometres. Country has the world's largest forest reserves. With more than 143 million ...
Different countries associated with rice production
Teatro Naturale International - 4/18/2014 8:30:12 PM
Let us discuss on country wise rice production ... rice which is the main feature it has for rice production. India has the largest area for rice harvesting of the world. Most people in India use rice in their daily food and as staple food.
Why For aren't there more countries in Epcot's World Showcase area?
Jim Hill Media - 4/12/2014 11:57:45 PM
Kathy T. writes in to say: In honor of the upcoming 25th anniversary of Epcot, I was wondering if you could share some stories about how that theme park actually came into being. Well, one part of the Epcot Center story that has (in my opinion, anyway ...
Washington: A world apart
Washington Post - 11/8/2013 11:55:28 PM
“This is a wonderful area. I’m not sure all the people ... Frey said Washington is an example of how the country is compartmentalizing itself into clusters of people with different backgrounds and world views. “It’s a magnet for people who grew ...
The most dangerous countries to be an environmental activists
VOXXI - 4/19/2014 1:26:41 PM
SEE ALSO: Latinos and the environmental movement: Change is afoot The death toll in the 35 countries ... World Environment Day. The protests were sparked by two legislative decrees — both later rescinded — that would have opened up a large area ...
Latin America Is World's Most Violent Region
The Wall Street Journal - 4/11/2014 8:52:49 PM
Venezuela is the only country in the region with a consistently rising homicide rate since 1994, the report said. "Latin America as a region has the highest rate of criminal violence in the world," said Angela Me, the chief of research at the UNODC.
Retired Louisiana lawyer tattoos world map on back, colors in countries he visits
New York Daily News - 2/12/2014 5:36:45 PM
Where in the world has Bill ... lawyer visits a new country, he has an artist ink it in. So far he's been to 60 different nations, meaning more than 50% of the land surface is covered. And he one day hopes to have the entire area colored in.
China is the world's second-largest country by land area!
Pakistan Defence - 5/2/2013 11:58:53 PM
what happens if you hypothetically exclude tibet, uyghur and inner mongolia? thats 4 million square km right there. if you add the adjoining sichuan, qinghai, gansu then thats roughly 60% of China. why ethnic minority provinces make up such a large chunk ...