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, 2012See also: Waterways map
Waterways can boost GDP by at least 2%: Gadkari
The Hindu - 9/15/2014 12:17:21 PM
India’s waterways could contribute at least two per cent to the country’s GDP, Union Shipping Minister Nitin ... adding they would throw open a whole new world of opportunities in the tourism sector. He said the government was planning to introduce ...
Forgotten Walt Disney World: River Country
pjmedia.com - 6/26/2013 11:58:05 PM
The Weather Channel has run a fascinating feature on weather.com: a photo gallery of “Creepy Abandoned Theme Parks.” The post lives up to its name — the photos show an eerie emptiness to the parks, which run the gamut from a park decimated by ...
What is the smallest country in the world?
History - 7/18/2013 7:39:56 AM
Based on landmass, Vatican City is the smallest country in the world, measuring just 0.2 square miles, almost 120 times smaller than the island of Manhattan. Situated on the western bank of the Tiber River, Vatican City’s two-mile border is landlocked by ...
Colombia first country in the world to banish ‘river blindness’
Digital Journal - 7/30/2013 6:17:07 PM
The World Health Organization has confirmed Colombia as the first country in the world having eliminated Onchocerciasis (river blindness), a neglected tropical disease which infects approximately 37 million people in 35 countries worldwide. The World ...
Astana: The world's weirdest capital city
CNN - 7/13/2012 2:22:57 PM
(CNN)-- There is something mirage-like about Kazakhstan's capital ... Almaty in the southeast of the country to the newly-named Astana (previously it was called Akmola), which was then an empty patch of land by the Ishim River best known as a former ...
World Bank Tribunal Weighs Final Arguments in El Salvador Mining Dispute
Inter Press Service - 9/16/2014 12:01:51 PM
El Salvador, meanwhile, cites national laws and policies aimed at safeguarding human and environmental health, and says the project would threaten the country’s water supply ... in the Washington offices of the World Bank Group.
Colombia is world's first country to wipe out river blindness - WHO
Thomson Reuters Foundation - 7/31/2013 7:17:22 AM
BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Colombia has become the first country in the world to eradicate river blindness through the distribution of an anti-parasitic drug in affected parts of the South American nation and a sustained health education ...
World's Largest Silver Producing Countries: Australia
Forbes - 7/17/2014 3:44:31 PM
billed as the world’s largest silver and lead producing mine. The rest is a result of silver production as a by-product, with Wonawinta being the country’s largest primary silver producing mine. Roseberry Base, Broken Hill and McArthur River are all ...
Walt Disney World RIVER COUNTRY - ABANDONED !
Youtube - 6/20/2010 11:55:02 PM
http://www.AdamTheWoo.com - PLEASE SUBSCRIBE ! Adam The Woo and Josh The Harvey hornswaggled their way into Walt Disney Worlds River Country water park (closed in 2001) by asking a couple Wilderness Lodge employees if it was ok to walk around. Luckily a ...
On Centenary of World War I, Europe Sees Modern Parallels
New York Times - 8/4/2014 3:30:19 PM
LONDON — With a dimming of the lights and ceremonies across this country and in Belgium, monarchs, princes, presidents and citizens commemorated on Monday the day 100 years ago when Britain entered World War ... Bridge over the River Thames.
Colombia is first country in the world to eliminate river blindness
Pan American Health Organization - 7/30/2013 7:18:33 AM
Bogotá / Washington DC, 29 July 2013 (PAHO/WHO) — Colombia has been verified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as having eliminated onchocerciasis (known as “river blindness”), thus becoming the first country in the world to achieve this goal.
Indian River and Carthage set to resume a rivalry that is young and intensifying
Syracuse.com High School Sports - 9/18/2014 7:05:59 AM
The next game. Which in the tunnel-vision world of coach-speak is all very true and carries a certain wisdom. Just try selling that to the players at Indian River and Carthage. Two schools separated by Fort Drum in the North Country have morphed into Class ...
Iraqi militants from Islamic State group seize country's largest dam
New York Daily News - 8/7/2014 6:32:53 PM
BAGHDAD — Sunni militants from the Islamic State group on Thursday seized Iraq’s largest dam, placing them in control of enormous power and water resources and access to the river that runs ... the dam and devastate the country all the way down to ...
Texas' River Place Country Club debuts revisions for anniversary
World Golf - 9/7/2014 11:54:02 PM
AUSTIN, Texas -- Renovations are set to debut that will augment the already over-the-top golf experience at River Place Country Club as one of the Austin ... River Place's course was designed by Austin resident and World Golf Hall of Fame member Tom ...
Sarajevo recalls the gunshot that sent the world to war
Reuters - 6/28/2014 3:24:06 PM
SARAJEVO (Reuters) - Sarajevo marked 100 years on Saturday since the murder of an Austrian prince lit the fuse for World War One, with a concert by Vienna's premier orchestra trying to send a message of unity to a divided country and a continent facing new ...