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
Two-Thirds of the World Faces Severe Water Shortages
New York Times - 2/13/2016 12:39:30 AM
About four billion people, or two-thirds of the world’s population, face severe water shortages ... which could cause food price increases as well as famine and widespread starvation. An area experiences severe water scarcity when its farms, industries ...
World of Beer Expects to Open Canton Location by Summer
Patch - 2/13/2016 1:08:08 AM
CANTON, MI – World of Beer, which offers serious beer connoisseurs an emporium of more than 600 beers from 30 countries, is expected to open ... seat about 200 and will have an outdoor serving area. More from Plymouth-Canton Patch Burger a Week for ...
Bach: 'No intention' by any countries to pull out
KCTV5 News - 2/12/2016 1:12:18 PM
LILLEHAMMER, Norway (AP) - IOC President Thomas Bach said Friday that no countries intend to pull out of the Olympics ... Latin America and been labeled a global health emergency by the World Health Organization. Health authorities are investigating ...
Area Qualifiers Kick Off 2016 Amateur National Motocross Championship
Motorcycle USA - 2/12/2016 9:26:13 PM
The AMA Amateur National Championship is the world’s largest and most prestigious amateur ... to compile a schedule that includes some of the greatest tracks in the country. The AMA Area Qualifiers, which kick off this weekend, showcase the top racers ...
World of Beer eyes summer opening in Canton
Observer & Eccentric Newspapers - 2/12/2016 4:25:34 PM
Thirst not, Canton. The beer is on its way. Work crews have cleared a once-wooded area on Ford Road, west of Lilley, where World of Beer is coming with more than 600 flavors from at least 30 countries. Chad Wilson, owner of the Canton WOB, said preliminary ...
World's 15 Most Unexpected Ski Areas
National Geographic Society - 2/13/2016 4:35:43 AM
Here are their stories. Though the mountains of northern Pakistan are some of the tallest and most impressive in the world, the country has only had a single commercial ski area. Developed with the aid of the Austrian government, the hotel and chairlift in ...
WHO issues new travel guidance for pregnant women, others headed to Zika-affected countries
Washington Post - 2/12/2016 9:51:52 AM
The World Health Organization on Friday issued its first set of recommendations for travel to Zika-impacted countries. Its advice to pregnant ... pregnant women and their partners returning from an area where Zika is circulating to use condoms.
World powers continue attempt to negotiate Syria ceasefire
Pop & Herald - 2/13/2016 1:46:54 PM
World powers all say they support a "political transition", but there has been disagreement for years over whether that requires Assad to leave power, as Western countries have been demanding in vain since 2011. "As to selecting a successor, this country ...
Iraq PM Haider al-Abadi vows to defeat ISIS group by end of 2016
Daily News and Analysis - 2/12/2016 6:48:44 PM
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi vowed on Friday to drive the Islamic State group out of his country by the end of the year ... also called ISIS and ISIL. "The area we have liberated so far is more than half of what was occupied by Daesh before.
Nation & World briefing
The Bulletin - 2/12/2016 11:10:37 AM
Police announced that a suicide note was found at the scene of the shooting Friday morning near the cafeteria area of Independence High School ... On Thursday, the country’s Supreme Court sided with President Nicolas Maduro, ruling he could forge ahead ...
Troon selected to manage Westmoreland Country Club in Export, Pennsylvania
World Golf - 2/11/2016 5:59:49 PM
The club has long been known as the preferred choice for Pittsburgh-area memberships ... on Westmoreland Country Club, visit www.westmorelandcc.com or call (724) 327-2345. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management ...
Aid convoy enters rebel-held area near Syrian capital
Yahoo News - 2/13/2016 8:34:56 PM
Beirut (AFP) - A convoy carrying medical aid on Saturday entered the besieged rebel-controlled Douma area, a flashpoint ... cities "without delay", after world powers agreed a plan to cease hostilities in the war-wracked country. The United Nations has ...
More than half the world suffers from 'severe' water scarcity, scientists say
The Times-Picayune - 2/13/2016 8:39:06 AM
Indeed, they also note that in key parts of the world - including the Ganges and Limpopo river basins ... In the study, conditions of severe water scarcity were determined to exist in an area when there was twice as much water demand as there was ...
Portland-area Muslim community mourns loss of man killed in Metzger
OregonLive - 2/12/2016 6:55:54 PM
The Portland-area Muslim community is mourning the loss of Abdul Jamil ... community and he spent his life caring for the unfortunate inside and outside the country." Kamawal, who was known as Jamil, had served as a board member of Masjed As-Saber.
World powers announce plans for cease-fire in Syria after nearly five years of civil war
Los Angeles Times - 2/11/2016 7:32:52 PM
The United States, Russia and other world powers agreed Thursday to implement a nationwide ... More than 50,000 Syrian refugees have fled Aleppo and the surrounding area toward the border with Turkey, where they are in effect trapped.