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
Which areas around the world are most prone to tornadoes?
AccuWeather - 3/28/2017 9:30:55 AM
"Bangladesh is another area that can get violent tornadoes ... tend to be anticlockwise and Southern Hemisphere clockwise," Brooks said. Countries around the world have a variety of different names for tornadoes. The Netherlands has Windhoos, which ...
World's largest dinosaur footprint discovered in Australia
FOX News - 3/29/2017 12:25:42 AM
The Walmadany area is home to the world's largest dinosaur tracks ... Most of Australia's dinosaur fossils have previously come from the eastern side of the vast country. Earlier this year, scientists discovered the remains of a flesh-eating dinosaur ...
Atelier Crenn, Benu and other Bay Area restaurants make appearances on World's 50 Best list
San Francisco Gate - 3/28/2017 9:38:04 AM
The Bay Area's new entry is Atelier Crenn (#83), the acclaimed Fillmore Street restaurant from Dominique Crenn. After years of being heralded as the one of the country's best chefs, and being named the best female chef in the world last year, Crenn's ...
The world's top 10 companies, ranked by reputation
Business Insider - 3/28/2017 12:41:12 AM
To compile the rankings, the Reputation Institute collected more than 240,000 ratings from 15 countries ... in the world is due to its incredibly high reputation for products and services. It was in the top 10 for every category in those areas.
Top Cassava Producing Countries In The World
worldatlas.com - 3/28/2017 8:00:51 PM
The world’s largest producer of cassava is Nigeria ... Since the plant grows well in poor soils and low rainfall areas, it is a popular crop in the countries of sub-Saharan Africa. Cassava tolerates a wide variety of growth conditions including soils ...
CHART: Where The World's Refugees Are
NPR News - 3/27/2017 12:42:23 AM
That explains why the top refugee-hosting countries neighbor conflict areas like South Sudan and Syria ... We rely very heavily on support of the governments of the world." The U.S., for example, has given $5.9 billion in humanitarian aid to Syria since ...
World Water Day: one in four children will live with water scarcity by 2040
The Guardian - 3/22/2017 12:12:32 AM
As industrialisation and demographic shifts increase consumption, areas of south Asia and the Middle ... water management policies upstream”. Across the world, the UN’s report says that 36 countries are facing extremely high levels of water stress ...
Hollande: Europe can beat protectionism by working with Asia
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - 3/27/2017 10:43:41 AM
In March, the world's top economic powers dropped ... on Strategic Partnership in 2012 to strengthen ties in areas such as trade and investment, defense and space technology. On Monday, the two countries pledged to ramp up collaboration in sectors such ...
Greater Bay Area new highlight in China's economy
ECNS - 3/26/2017 3:42:32 AM
World's top "bay area initiatives," such as Bay Area near ... "The Greater Bay Area covers less than one percent of the country's land area and its population accounts for less than five percent of the total. However, it created 13 percent of the nation's ...
World TB Day: Ghanaians urged to unite to end TB
Ghana Broadcasting Corporation - 3/24/2017 8:45:33 AM
This year's national celebration of the world Tuberculosis Day ... to the mining activities in the area. Tuberculosis still remains a silent killer today and continues to be among the ten top killer diseases in the country. Tarkwa and Obuasi were the ...
Nigeria ‘ransacking’ areas recaptured from Boko Haram in hunt for leader
Japan Times - 3/29/2017 3:38:58 AM
ABUJA – Nigeria’s military is “ransacking” territory it said it has recaptured from Boko Haram in recent months in a search for its elusive leader, the country’s defense ... city of Maiduguri. Large areas of the northeast, particularly in Borno ...
Country Notebook of Canada
scribd.com - 3/16/2017 7:24:58 PM
Spanning over 9.9 million square kilometres, Canada is the world's second-largest country by total area, and its common border with the United States is the longest land border in the world. Canada is a federal state that is governed as a parliamentary ...
Essay: Britain strikes historic blow to EU; will go it alone
Chron - 3/29/2017 9:22:34 AM
It grew from the rubble of World War II, binding together former enemies whose common history was marred by centuries of bloody warfare. Most importantly, it represented a triumphant vision: The countries ... around the Houston area and beyond.
Area Golf Scorecard
The Florida Times-Union Jacksonville - 3/25/2017 3:50:52 AM
May 2: Jacksonville Area Golf Association directors meeting and golf, Jacksonville Golf and Country Club. May 6 ... July 22: Drive, Chip and Putt local qualifier, World Golf Village. Visit drivechipandputt.com. July 22-25: Florida State Golf Association ...
Largest Countries in the World by Area
mapsofworld.com - 2/15/2017 11:55:35 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 ...