Definition: This entry gives the total length of navigable rivers, canals, and other inland bodies of water.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2014See also: Waterways map
Longest Rivers In Afghanistan
worldatlas.com - 10/19/2016 11:53:33 PM
The Amu Darya is the longest river to pass through Afghanistan, while the Helmand is the longest river wholly flowing within the country. The Amu Darya also flows through Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan. The hot weather of Afghanistan dries up the ...
The world’s nine largest operating power plants are hydroelectric facilities
eia.gov - 10/18/2016 11:51:45 AM
The world’s largest dam, Three Gorges, is located on the Yangtze River and has a capacity of 22.5 GW. Hydroelectric power is the second-largest source of electricity in China, after coal, and accounted for 20% of the country’s total generation in 2015.
Iraqi, Kurdish forces say they feel let down by level of U.S.-led air support
Washington Post - 10/21/2016 8:30:45 PM
But now, in the country’s largest offensive since the 2003 invasion ... which has been grinding north up the eastern bank of the Tigris River. Across the radio in a Humvee touring the area came regular pleas for strikes. “American support is ...
Mekong River Commission “Sidelined”: Critics
mekongtourism.org - 10/22/2016 4:37:30 AM
When Western governments began pouring money into the Mekong River Commission, they hoped it would help four Southeast Asian countries cooperate in responsibly managing one of the world’s great rivers. Two decades later, they have a surfeit of ...
24 striking photos of international borders from around the world
The Business Insider - 10/20/2016 11:49:22 AM
Here, we've collected 24 photos of what borders between various countries across the world actually look like — from walls, to rivers, to barbed wire fences, to simple road markings. Talia Avakian contributed reporting on a previous version of this article.
A river cottage holds true to its 1948 roots
Frederick News-Post - 10/22/2016 1:52:52 AM
In furnishing her rural cottage, Gibson must have channeled Lancaster, who was known for making country houses livable. Although there is a casualness about it all, with thrift shop paintings leaning against the wall and boho throws from World Market ...
Monte’s Mustard rallies to win league cross country title
Daily World - 10/22/2016 8:12:15 AM
MONTESANO — Neither a soggy course nor a significant deficit could prevent Montesano’s Jake Mustard from capturing a league cross country title in ... for Oct. 29 at the Lewis River Golf Course in Woodland. Daily World writer Brendan Carl contributed ...
Connell: Travel the world from A to Z with library
Columbus Telegram - 10/22/2016 6:53:31 AM
A map is displayed, showing where the selected state, city, lake, or river is located ... A to Z the World is organized in the same style as A to Z the USA. Once on the website, select a country to browse, or search for a specific topic.
Inland waterways a game changer in national connectivity, Gadkari
thedollarbusiness.com - 10/21/2016 8:56:23 AM
The Minister further said amphibious buses and hovercrafts would be introduced to increase the use of the inland waterways. Gadkari informed that ports across the world had suffered ... the draft capacity of the country’s ports to enable bigger ships ...
The World’s Largest Shipper of Wheat
Urban Milwaukee - 10/19/2016 5:05:31 PM
Wisconsin was the second ranked wheat-growing state in the country and from 1840 to 1880, its farmers grew one-sixth of the wheat grown in the United States. That helped Milwaukee became the largest shipper of wheat in the world. And the Milwaukee River ...
Kwara government set up committee to eliminate river blindness–Commissioner
guardian.ng - 10/22/2016 10:42:35 AM
Earlier in his address, the sight savers Country Director for Nigeria and Ghana,Dr Isiyaku Sunday, said the visit was aimed at advocating government support for the elimination of river blindness ... remote communities in the world. He explained that ...
Most Attractive Waterfalls in the world
careinfo.in - 10/21/2016 11:41:02 AM
It is located in Southern Africa on the River Zambezi borders of Zambia and Zimbabwe ... And, which is third greatest national park in the world. It also mention that Venezuela is a unique country. Niagara waterfalls are also the most famous and attractive ...
World’s 15 Countries with the Most People Exposed to River Floods
WRI - 3/6/2015 2:33:58 AM
This blog was co-written with Hessel Winsemius and Philip Ward. Hessel is a researcher at Deltares. Philip is a senior researcher at the Institute for Environmental Studies of the VU University Amsterdam. Last September, Hamberton Nongtdu woke to a ...
Explore Green Slovenia: The World’s First Green Country
chasingthedonkey.com - 10/21/2016 2:39:59 PM
Slovenia has just been named the World’s First Green Country ... through the beautiful Kolpa Nature Park and is one of the cleanest and warmest rivers in the whole country. We suggest you enjoy a dip! If it’s buildings you’re interested in, there ...
Pray for Haiti—and other countries in need of help
The University Star - 10/18/2016 11:58:54 AM
Since the earthquake in 2010, countless disasters have struck countries around the world, yet people can only recall a few ... the island to the disease when they leaked waste into a river near a base. The peacekeepers came to provide aid after the ...