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
New Zealand Named 10th Best Country in the World for Senior Citizens
International Business Times - 10/1/2014 12:41:19 PM
In income security, the country ranked low at 27 th in the world despite data showing New Zealand having high rates of people working over 65. The lowest ranking for the elderly population was in the area of "enabling environment." This would suggest New ...
Get happy in the world's happiest countries
CNN - 3/21/2014 11:02:07 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 ...
490 - Map of the World's Countries Rearranged by Population
Big Think - 11/21/2010 6:57:52 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 ...
World's overlooked countries to buy second citizenship, residency
CNN - 6/30/2013 7:25:30 AM
Anyone in the world can apply for citizenship, save one country ... An Austrian passport easily gives that option by opening many borders. The country is a member of the Schengen Area with its 26 countries spanning most of western Europe sharing common ...
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 ...
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 ...
Journal-World All-Area Cross Country: Boys
LJWORLD - 12/3/2011 8:24:39 AM
• Kain Anderson, Free State senior — raced to second place at Class 6A state championship, posting a 15:55.1 at Rim Rock Farm. • Dawson Colglazier, Santa Fe Trail junior — won three meets this year, dropped his personal record by 42 seconds and ...
Columbus-area residents from six African countries raising money to fight Ebola
The Columbus Dispatch - 10/1/2014 4:59:01 PM
He said the rapid spread of the disease has weakened already-fragile medical systems and economies in countries still recovering from civil ... asylum seekers and immigrants from all over the world who are living in central Ohio. A Liberian native, Boikai ...
Using a Tactic Unseen in a Century, Countries Cordon Off Ebola-Racked Areas
New York Times - 8/13/2014 8:31:38 AM
The plan was to isolate a triangular area where the three countries meet, separated only by porous borders ... As of Monday, the region had seen 1,848 cases and 1,013 deaths, according to the World Health Organization, although many experts think that ...
Largest Country of the World by Area
Meri News - 9/19/2014 11:22:30 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 ...
Nearly 3 in 10 Worldwide See Their Areas as Good for Gays
Call UP - 8/26/2014 11:53:57 PM
Of the countries where three in four or more residents feel their area is hospitable to gay and lesbian people ... was also the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage in 2001. As of 2013, Iceland (82%), Canada (80%), Spain (79%), the ...
Total forest coverage by country
theguardian.com - 9/1/2009 11:57:45 PM
Richer countries such as Canada, Switzerland and Croatia managed to keep their number of hectares at a stable number or have enlarged their total forest area in the same period. But globally, the trend is clear: our forests are disappearing rapidly.
World’s first five country protected area to conserve “Europe’s Amazon”
WWF Panda - 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”.
The World's Fastest-Growing Megacities
Forbes - 4/8/2013 7:12:23 PM
The largest megacity remains the Tokyo-Yokohama area, home to 37 million ... a relatively low rate for a city in a developing country. Other rapidly growing megacities are scattered throughout the developing world. In Nigeria, Lagos saw its population ...
World’s population increasingly urban with more than half living in urban areas
UN News Centre - 7/10/2014 3:31:20 PM
These three countries will account for 37 per cent of the projected growth of the world’s urban population between 2014 and 2050 ... The New York-Newark area and Cairo complete the top ten most populous urban areas with around 18.5 million inhabitants ...