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
Wine country is among areas hit hard by storms in California
The Miami Herald - 1/9/2017 8:11:37 AM
Wine country in Sonoma County, California, was among the hardest hit areas, with up to 13 inches of rain since Friday. Rolling hills and vineyards along the scenic route known as River Road were submerged Monday with just the tips of vines visible in ...
Norway will become the first country in the world to switch off FM radio
Washington Post - 1/7/2017 12:57:20 AM
After a slow start, it became wildly popular all around the world, largely because the frequency ... Additionally, the country’s many mountain ranges and fjords left some areas without FM radio coverage. Estimating that the cost of FM was eight times ...
Global Peace Index Report Reveals the World’s Most Peaceful Countries
realclearlife.com - 1/11/2017 10:18:06 AM
Iceland is the world’s most peaceful country, followed by Denmark, pictured, and Austria. (Getty Images) Two of the main areas of deterioration were the Middle East and Africa, where conflicts intensified and became “more entrenched,” per Steve ...
'Not Welcome': Members at DC country club take swing at Obama over Israel stance
FOX News - 1/13/2017 8:38:30 PM
Members at an exclusive Washington-area country club think President Obama is a real duffer ... “[President Obama] has created a situation in the world where Israel’s very existence is weakened and possibly threatened,” longtime member Faith ...
A newcomer to cross-country skiing gets hooked by the sport
The Seattle Times - 1/7/2017 10:01:22 AM
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The first time I tried cross-country skiing, I was in junior high in southern ... and enjoying the beauty of clear days at Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area. The verdict: I could ski on my own quickly, though not yet efficiently ...
Why Russia — a country with less money than Canada and fewer people than Nigeria — runs the world now
National Post - 1/16/2017 10:12:10 AM
The country has sent its armed forces into battle no less than five times since the year 2000: In Chechnya, in the Caucasus border areas, Georgia ... which it earned through victory in the Second World War. What’s more, Russia uses it.
World diplomats tell Trump, Israel: Mideast needs peace
Chron - 1/15/2017 10:09:11 PM
Salman Elherfi, speaking to The Associated Press, insisted "the option of two states is not the dream of a single country, but it has become the concern of the whole world to protect it ... news from around the Houston area and beyond.
World's Best Ski Resorts: Telluride Wows With Charm, Scenery and Great Skiing
Forbes - 1/13/2017 4:13:38 PM
That’s a huge mistake: not only is it worthy of consideration, I could make a compelling argument that it is the single best ski vacation choice in the country. But no matter ... perfect because it has two notable areas in which it is lacking, flaws ...
Bay Area to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day with several events
ABC7 News - 1/16/2017 7:20:22 AM
The iconic civil rights leader will be honored for his contributions to the country and the world. Many will be using today as a day of service. For a list of MLK Day of Service events where you live, click here. President Obama is encouraging Americans to ...
Africa: If Africa Is Serious About a Free Trade Area It Needs to Act Quickly, and Differently
AllAfrica - 1/11/2017 10:25:15 AM
Compared with the other regions of the world, intra-African trade is the lowest of any ... could have a negative effect on the usefulness of a continental free trade area. As countries, as well as regional economic communities, sign into these agreements ...
Africa's silent refugee crisis: 12.4 million on the run in their own countries
CNN - 1/11/2017 3:18:45 PM
She's one of more than 40.8 million people around the world on the run in their own ... who works with emergency response in the areas surrounding Maiduguri, in Borno state in the northeast of the country, near the border with Cameroon.
Largest Countries in the World by Area
mapsofworld.com - 12/29/2016 11:55:15 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 ...
On the rural-urban divide in Nigeria – By Emmanuel Akinwotu
omojuwa.com - 1/16/2017 4:02:55 PM
The rural-urban divide is a challenge in Nigeria as it is in countries across the world. According to the World Bank, in 1960 85% of Nigerians lived in rural areas. Today less than 50% do. Understandably, the narrative of rural areas does not easily ...
The world is becoming a very scary place
CNN Money - 1/11/2017 9:20:50 AM
"The fact that the country that has been the linchpin of the global order since [World War II] is no longer available for ... "Rapid changes of attitudes in areas such as gender, sexual orientation, race, multiculturalism, environmental protection and ...
US report: Afghan forces not yet capable of securing country
US News and World Report - 1/11/2017 10:46:44 AM
said only 63.4 percent of the country's territory was under government control — compared to the 72 percent that the military said was controlled by Kabul in November 2015. SIGAR also noted at least seven other areas of concern in Afghanistan ...